Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month

Wellington lakefront transparent pride flag

Wellington celebrates love, diversity, acceptance, and unashamed self-pride throughout the month of June. 

Pride Month (LGBTQ+ Pride Month) is a commemorative month meant to recognize the sweeping impact that LGBTQ+ individuals, advocates, and allies have on history in the United States and around the globe. The story of America's LGBTQ+ community is the story of our friends and neighbors, is a story about the struggle to realize the great American promise that all people can live with dignity and fairness under the law. Each June, we commemorate the courageous individuals who have fought to achieve this promise for LGBTQ+ Americans, and we recommit ourselves to the pursuit of equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. While progress has taken time, our achievements in advancing the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans remind us that history is on our side and that we will never stop striving toward liberty and justice for all. 

Message from Wellington's Village Manager

How the Stonewall Riots Sparked a Movement

The Stonewall Inn Riots sparked the beginning of the gay rights movement in America. Learn how members of the LGBTQ community came together to protest exploitation and police harassment. Video credit to History

Gay and Proud

A documentary by activist Lilli Vincenz

Footage from the Library of Congress of one of the earliest Gay Pride demonstration marches, the first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade, held in New York City, New York, on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. 

Community Events for Pride Month 

Check the Compass LGBTQ Community Center's website throughout the month for events and information. 

An Audience with the King & Queens

Enjoy a lively virtual panel discussion about the artistry of drag performance on Wed, Jun 08 at 6:00 PM with special guests River Glass, Lupita Hollywood, and Auntie Maim followed by a Q&A session. 

Preregister at events.pbclibrary.org/node/26493