By Anisha, Teen Volunteer Pride Month is a month to celebrate those who are part of the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community. It is definitely a month to take into deep consideration. In 1969, the gay community fought back in response to a police raid. This event is known as the Stonewall riot. It was a major event that made a lot of difference in the LGBTQ+ community. After the stonewall riots, many gay pride marches happened in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a high school teacher in Missouri, came up with Pride Month to honor those part of the community. Today, Pride Month has become a worldwide celebration occurring in the month of June. People all around the world attend Pride marches and parades to commemorate the special month. In conclusion, Pride Month is a month to acknowledge and recognize the members of the LGBTQ+ community.