June is Pride Month, a time when LGBT communities come together and celebrate the freedom to be themselves. The Stonewall uprising in June 1969 is the original inspiration behind the annual June festivities. The global coronavirus pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, including how pride festivities take place this year, as the annual NYC Pride parade has been canceled.
Last year, New York hosted World Pride, the largest international LGBT Pride celebration, which brought in millions of visitors to our city to celebrate. LGBT businesses and organizations rely heavily on the influx of revenue during the month of June. You can show some love this Pride Month to our local LGBT establishments by watching their virtual content and patronizing businesses and supporting local organizations.