June is Pride Month, a time when the LGBTQ community around the world comes together and celebrates the freedom to be themselves. Pride is more than just a celebration, however, as this holiday is rooted in the arduous history of minority groups who have struggled to overcome prejudice and be accepted for who they are. Today, LGBTQ individuals are still marginalized in society and experience higher rates of sexual violence victimization than the general population.
Pride Events are happening across the state of New Hampshire this summer. We have listed these events below and added them to the CSAPPnh Calendar, in hopes that you will share with your students and show support for the LGBTQ individuals in your community!
Pride Flag Raising at Manchester City Hall
Friday, June 15th, 12pm-1pm
For more information: https://manchesterinklink.com/pride-month-comes-to-manchester-with-a-flag-raising-at-city-hall/
Saturday, June 16th, 12pm-4pm
For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rural-pride-tickets-42050357752
4th Annual Portsmouth PRIDE Day
Saturday, June 23rd
For more information: http://www.seacoastoutright.org/portsmouth-pride-2018
Nashua Pride Festival
Saturday, June 30th
For more information: https://www.nashuanh.gov/1217/Nashua-Pride-Festival
Rochester Pride 2018
Saturday, August 28th, 1pm-4pm
For more information: http://www.rochestermfa.org/pride.html