24 Aug Happy Pride 2022!
June is recognized as Pride Month in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, when members of the gay community fought back against the violent police raids of New York gay bars. In June 1970, the very first Pride marches began to be held across the United States in honor of these protests.
Now, decades later, Pride is a time of celebration, support, and reflection for the LGBTQ community. We as a society have come a long way towards acceptance and equality since June 28, 1969, but there is still work to be done. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals across the country continue to experience discrimination even today, which can have devastating real-world effects on their employment, healthcare, housing, and overall safety and wellbeing.
At WTLC, we have built survivor-driven advocacy into all aspects of our programs and services. Many LGBTQ survivors’ experiences don’t fit neatly into the commonly accepted narrative of what abuse looks like; their experiences, needs, and access to services are often complicated by their identities. Recognizing that it can be particularly difficult for LGBTQ survivors to find help after situations of abuse, WTLC is dedicated to ensuring our services remain safe, inclusive, and accessible to all LGBTQ survivors in our community.
Thank you for your help in ensuring every survivor has access to the resources they need to find safety and healing from violence and exploitation.