Whether it’s a friend, family member, neighbor, or colleague, LGBTQ+ rights affect all of us – and we each have a story to tell.
Your story may be deeply painful – like having your family turn its back on you. Or realizing that you could have been an advocate for a LGBTQ+ person in need of help.
It may be a story of loss – like losing a friend who felt they couldn’t live with their secret.
It may be a story of acceptance overcoming shame, or love and pride.
Whatever your story is, it’s important to tell it. These are ours:
While we use Pride Month to honor and celebrate the advances in LGBTQ+ rights, we also know that achieving equity and equality for all people requires constant vigilance and effort. Because if any one of us face discrimination, we all are diminished.