LGBTQ Pride Month
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In the United States, June is LGBTQI+ Pride Month, given the Stonewall riots that took place in New York City in late June 1969, which was a huge boost to the LGBTI+ civil and liberation movements. LGBTQ+ marches and parades have taken place in many American cities since the 1970s, which were followed in many Western countries, although not always in late June.
Since 1999, Democratic Presidents Clinton, Obama, and Biden have officially declared Pride Month in June. Republican President Trump did this in 2019 via Twitter. During this month, many American organizations, institutions and companies are paying attention to LGBT+ issues, including through public and marketing campaigns. However, this can also involve queerbaiting, pinkwashing, and rainbow capitalism.
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- "Rainbow capitalism raises questions about corporate commitments and Pride Month's purpose". PBS NewsHour. 2021-06-30. Retrieved 2022-06-12.
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