Pride Month is celebrated annually every June as a tribute to those involved in the 1969 Stonewall riots as well as raising awareness of achieving equal justice and opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBT+) communities.
In 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village New York, which resulted in bar patrons, staff, and neighborhood residents rioting onto the street outside. This continued over six days as protestors resisted police harassment and persecution in which LGBT+ communities were commonly subjected to. This uprising marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ+ communities, now highlighted each year during the month of June.
Here at Rosedale Funeral Home we are sensitive to the unique needs of LGBT+ families and communities when arranging LGBT+ funerals. We have educated ourselves on areas we may not have been familiar with, and even have some members of the Rosedale family who have drawn on their own personal experiences.