CEE celebrates Pride Month

Jun 22, 2023
CEE celebrates Pride Month

June is Pride Month in the U.S., since 1999 when President Bill Clinton declared, “the anniversary of [the] Stonewall [riots] every June in America as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.” President Barack Obama expanded Pride Month’s definition to officially embrace the entire LGBTQ+ community.

With a focus on gender, this year CEE collected resources and educational materials on the experiences of trans and non-binary people. A few of those resources are included below to invite the communities, businesses, and individuals we serve to join us in learning.

  • How Minneapolis Became the First U.S. City to Pass Trans Protections – In this article from NBC News, learn about the City of Minneapolis’ decades-long history of adopting policies that protect the rights and safety of transgender individuals. In December 1975, Minneapolis first adopted an ordinance barring discrimination on the basis of “having or projecting a self-image not associated with one’s biological maleness or one’s biological femaleness.”
  • Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Non-binary Young People – The Trevor Project, an organization providing information and aid to LGBTQ youth 24/7, created this introductory educational resource that cover topics and best practices on supporting transgender and non-binary young people.
  • Nine Queer Activists We Love – Despite hardships and systematic marginalization, the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S. has not only shown resilience but has often been at the fore of advancing our society in music, science, culture, art, and industry. No Kill Magazine compiled this list of queer activists who are currently carrying on that history of disruption, innovation, and progress.

We hope these resources provide you, your business or organization, your community, your school, or your family with a starting point to engage in dynamic conversations that help us all create a more equitable and just world.


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