The sun is shining bright and the rainbow flags are waving! It must be June: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month! “Why do we celebrate at this time of the year?” you may wonder. Let’s take a look back at June 28th, 1969, the night that LGBT Pride Month commemorates. Only decades ago homosexuality was illegal in the United States, and it wasn’t uncommon for police to raid nightclubs and bars. On this particular night at the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in New York, the LGBT community stood their ground. There were six days of protests that are now seen as a turning point in U.S. history for gay civil rights.
This June is especially important with majority of America expecting the Supreme Court to make a nationwide ruling in favor of same-sex marriage later this month. Even President Obama has issued a proclamation for LGBT Pride Month for June 2015, showing his support for equality.
Every year there are more and more companies showing their support for the LGBT community, some in fun and colorful ways, and others making their advertisements more inclusive. You can see companies like Adidas, Banana Republic, Dove, Levi’s, and many more publicly showing their Pride.
Circle works closely with the Family Equality Council and the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), showing continued commitment towards all kinds of intended parents wishing to build their family. From our legal team’s extensive knowledge of same-sex laws and experience working with gay and lesbian couples to matching with gay-friendly surrogates and donors, Circle offers a caring and compassionate surrogacy experience for all of our LGBT intended parents.
This is a time to celebrate diversity and look back on all the milestones of the LGBT community. The month is also a motivator for the LGBT community and straight allies to keep speaking out against injustices, to continue taking steps towards equality, and a reminder to always be proud of who you are. And hopefully, this month will be one for the history books too.
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