What is Pride?

Pride is a month-long celebration of Queer (LGBTQIA+) culture.

It is not only the jubilation of our people- a month where the expression of our identities is open to the public- but also a commemoration of our activist predecessors, beginning with the Stonewall Riots of 1969.

On June 28th of 1969, police went undercover to raid one of New York City’s most popular gay bars, the Stonewall Inn. It is unsure who exactly threw the fist punch (many credit Marsha P. Johnson, others reference Storme DeLarverie), but that day the patrons of the bar fought back, sparking the Gay Liberation Movement. 

Since then, great strides have been made in the U.S for LGBT+ Rights: we are receiving support for HIV/AIDS, gay marriage has been legalized, and individuals serving in the military can be openly queer. However, there is still so much work to be done before queer liberation can be considered a reality.

Whatever Your Gender, Whatever Your Sexuality

You Are Welcome

Educate Yourself

Research LGBT+ identities and terms. Read stories written by queer folks. Watch movies pertaining to queer experiences. Listen to Queer Voices. You can start by taking a look at our FAQs page.

Become A Community Captain

Discover new ways to protect yourself and advocate for others as you help organize and coordinate events. Sign Up now to help build power in your community today. 

Speak Up

Queerphobic individuals have been rather outspoken, spreading misinformation and negativity inside and out of our community. It’s time that we Take Back the Narrative. Share your story, and we’ll amplify it.

TEP Invites All to Celebrate!

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