By on June 23, 2020

Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community with Pride!

Last year, we celebrated Pride Month by marching proudly through the streets of San Francisco as part of the SF Pride Parade and hosting a special Happy Hour event. This year, Pride Month looks a little different for Kong and the rest of the community. There won’t be a parade this time, but LGBTQ+ equality and social justice remain just as important of a priority to Kong as ever, especially as Pride Month this year intersects with the momentous racial justice movements that are taking place across the world today.

 

Kongers getting together from all over the world to celebrate Pride 2020

To help you celebrate Pride Month at home and get involved with the LGBTQ+ community, we put together a list of helpful resources and activities. This is a great time to not only celebrate but also learn, reflect, participate and connect. Happy Pride!

 

Learn

The Stonewall Riots was a series of demonstrations due to a police raid of the Stonewall Inn that began in the early hours of June 28, 1969 in NYC. The next year, in 1970, New York’s first official gay pride parade set off from Stonewall and marched up 6th Avenue. June was later designated LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the uprising. Read more about the Stonewall Riots and the history of Pride Month from HISTORY and the Library of Congress.

 

Volunteer

Get involved by donating your money or time to organizations that support LGBTQ+ equality.

LGBTQ Virtual Volunteer Matching

LGBTQ Charity Navigator

LGBTQ Freedom Fund

 

Attend

Join the celebration from home!

Pride Live Stonewall Day – June 26

Virtual Global Pride 2020 – June 27

The Best Online Events That Celebrate Queer Culture

 

Watch

Check out The 30 Best LGBTQ Films of the Decade.

 

Listen

Get the party going with your family/roommates/Zoom friends at home with this fun Pride Party 2020 playlist.

 

Read

Curl up with a good book from this LGBT GoodReads list.

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