The Riverview School District wishes everyone in our LGBTQIA+ community a Happy Pride Month!
Pride Month occurs each June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, while, throughout the month, regional Pride parades and events help raise awareness of the history of LGBTQIA+ rights in our nation.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PRIDE
To learn more about Stonewall and the Riots of 1969, the History Channel has produced this informative video:
The Library of Congress has additional information on the history of LGBTQIA+ rights:
RESOURCES FOR LGBTQIA+ YOUTH AND FAMILIES
The Trevor Project assists LGBTQIA+ youth, dealing with crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of support in a caring environment. Call 1-866-488-7386. There is also a confidential online chat, confidential text message system, or access to a private, secure, and monitored TrevorSpace social networking site.
The It Gets Better Project has a number of resources available for the LGBTQIA+ community, allies, and families to research, review, and discuss.
For parents of LGBTQIA+ children, Healthy Children has produced a series of articles and FAQs on how parents can discuss a child's journey of coming out and acknowledging their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
We hope this information and these resources prove helpful to those needing to talk to someone, seek additional information and/or understanding.
Happy Pride Everyone!