LGBTQ Pride Month is commemorated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBTQ Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ Americans. Today, LGBTQ Pride Month celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, attracting millions of participants around the world (https://www.adl.org).
June 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of LGBTQ+ Pride and in honor of that anniversary, the Widener University Sexuality Archives offers a selection of materials from its collections dealing with issues related to sexuality orientation and gender identity.