LGBT Pride Month or Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month recognizes the impact that the LGBT community has had on the history of United States of America. It aims at honoring the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the U.S. All through the month, a series of events, including pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, are held across the country. These events attract millions of participants from all over the world. The offers an opportunity for memorials to commemorate LGBT community members lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS.