Pride Month Series - Celebrating Our Leadership in LGBT Equality

Pride Month Series - Celebrating Our Leadership in LGBT Equality

By Antoine Andrews, Symantec’s Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion.

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45 years ago, the Stonewall Riots of 1969 marked a turning point in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community’s fight for equality. On its one-year anniversary in June of 1970, New York’s "Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day" march was held attracting thousands of supporters as it weaved through the streets of one of America’s most prominent cities.

By 1978, San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker had created what would become the international symbol for LGBT equality – the rainbow – and by the early 90s this became a symbol not only for gay pride, but for the entire LGBT community. In June of 2000, United States President Bill Clinton deemed the month of June Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. In 2003, Turkey became the first Muslim-majority country in which a Pride event was held. Each year since 2009, United States President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation officially declaring June LGBT Pride Month in the United States...

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