By Sammi deNeui, CommUnity Crisis Services Communications Intern
June 1st marks the beginning of the month-long celebration of Pride!
Since Bill Clinton’s presidency, the month of June has been a month of celebration for the LGBTQ+ community with many parades and events located throughout the entire United States. Pride month honors the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which “was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States” (loc.gov). The first Pride march that happened in New York City occurred on June 28, 1970, and since then, there have been a multitude of marches happening all around the United States.
Pride Month Events Happening in Iowa City
Iowa City has many events throughout June to celebrate Pride. Listed below are some of the events that are occurring:
- Tuesday, June 14 – Big Gay Bar Crawl 2022
- Friday, June 17 – Iowa City Pride Picnic at City Park
- Saturday, June 18 – Iowa City Pride 2022 (Visit the CommUnity table at the vendor fair to say “hello” to our team)
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Our crisis counselors are always available to listen and provide support.
Mobile Crisis: call 1-855-581-8111 and ask to speak with mobile crisis
Crisis Phone/Text: 1-855-325-4296
Crisis Chat: IowaCrisisChat.org