Gay and Lesbian Pride Month
Gay and Lesbian Pride Month is the month that recognizes the impact Gay, Lesbian and Transgender individuals have had on the world. June is the month of acceptance and welcomes diversity in communities regardless of sexual orientation. Gay and lesbian groups celebrate this special time with pride parades, picnics, parties and memorials for those lost from HIV and AIDS, and other group gathering events that attract thousands of individuals.
Also:Caribbean-American Heritage Month and National Home Safety Month
5th - World Environment Day – one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.
7th - National Cancer Survivor Day – is a symbolic event to demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.
14th - Flag Day (United States) – honors the U.S. flag and commemorates the flag’s adoption in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
19th - Juneteenth Emancipation Day (United States) – celebrates the day when the Union General, Gordon Grange, announced that all slaves were free. Due to the slow travel of news, Texas did not hear of Lincoln’s Proclamation until more than two years after it was issued.
20th - Fathers’ Day –day honoring fathers, celebrated on the third Sunday of June, in 52 of the world's countries and on other days elsewhere.
21st - Summer Solstice - For most people in the Northern Hemisphere, this is known as the longest day and the sun's daily maximum position in the sky is the highest.
27th - Helen Keller’s Birthday – Born in 1880, Keller was an American author, political activist and lecturer. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. She worked for the American Foundation for the Blind giving new hope to those with disabilities. She also campaigned for women’s suffrage, workers’ rights and other progressive causes.
UAB Special Events
Sunday, June 20th- Alumni Chapter Summer Network Mixer
June - LGBT Pride Month Resources: Mervyn H. Sterne Library, blog post(s), reading list, www.mhsl.uab.edu