NYCLA Officers and NYCLA LGBTQ+ Committee Comments on Progress of Acceptance and Equality for LGBTQ+ Since Stonewall

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NYCLA Officers and NYCLA LGBTQ+ Committee Comments on Progress of Acceptance and Equality for LGBTQ+ Since Stonewall

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Written by: NYCLA Officers & NYCLA LGBTQ+ Committee
Published On: Jun 04, 2024

NYCLA Officers and NYCLA LGBTQ+ Committee Comments on
Progress of Acceptance and Equality for LGBTQ+ Since Stonewall

 

This Pride Month, we reflect on the significant progress made for the LGBTQ community over the past several decades while acknowledging that the fight for full acceptance and equality is ongoing. As more people come out, Pride Month is a time to celebrate our identities and remember that Pride’s foundation lies in protest and the demand for equality, a spirit that must endure year-round.

More than fifty years of progress began on a pivotal night in June 1969, following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn. This month, as we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with parades and festivities, it’s crucial to remember that the LGBTQ community once faced relentless attacks and harassment. The civil rights and equality we celebrate today stem from that night of defiance. We all know from recent public controversies that there is still work to be done. Each year, we honor and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community’s contributions and remain committed to protecting and supporting those targeted for their gender identity.   The New York County Lawyers Association stands firmly in the commitment to LGBTQ+ rights and honors all of our LGBTQ+ members and allies.