Celebrate Pride 2014
In June of 1969, a riot ensued in response to police brutality aimed at a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community gathering at the Stonewall Inn (a gay bar) in New York City. These protests against police raids, harassment, and ill-treatment helped galvanize the LGBT community and allies across the U.S., giving birth to the modern LGBT rights moment.
In commemoration of this critical turning point in the struggle for LGBT rights, June was proclaimed to be Pride month in 1980—sparking years of actions from small grassroots events to major city-wide festivities around the world to celebrate the LGBT community and spotlight the LGBT rights movement.
This summer is the time to keep the tradition alive!
Below you will find links that take you to actions and resources to celebrate Pride by getting involved in two key actions—domestic and international—that can help make a true impact on the lives of LGBT people:
- Work to end employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the United States
- Protect pride festivities at risk of shutdown, harassment, or attacks against LGBT people and allies in Belgrade, Serbia
Pride events are significant opportunities to work on behalf of human rights for all people, including LGBT people, and we are excited for you to join with Amnesty and be part of the growing movement for recognition of LGBT human rights, locally and worldwide!
Download the Pride 2014 Activist Toolkit
Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) Issue Brief
Read more about ENDA
Find your Representative and see if they are a cosponsor to ENDA
The Yogyakarta Principles
Pride Parade Organizing Tips
Email your Representative to tell them to support & pass ENDA
Print and gather signatures on the ENDA petition
Meet with your Representative about ENDA
Organize a tweet-up at your Representative about ENDA
Join our #AmnestyPride photo action to showcase widespread ENDA support
Check back soon! More resources will be available shortly.