Happy Pride Month from NEPHTC!

June is here, and we are celebrating the LGBTQI+ community and saluting their accomplishments, joy, brilliance, and continued fights for equal rights! We want to highlight some of our LGBTQI+ related trainings below, as well as other information and resources we hope you will find helpful.


Watch Our LGBTQI+ Related Webinars:

Additionally, our partners at the School Health Institute for Education and Leadership Development (SHIELD) have a Supporting LGBTQI+ Youth training as a part of their Mental Health Series. This course is ideal for school health professionals as they prepare to meet the needs of their LGBTQI+ students.

Looking for Pride events in or around Boston? BU Today published an article that includes celebrations of Pride taking place around Boston this year.

A few years back in June 2021, Boston University School of Public Health published a special edition of SPH This Week that focuses on LGBTQI+ health.

Here are some additional resources:

A Brief History of Pride Month

We celebrate Pride Month in June to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, NY, which occurred in June of 1969 at the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, New York. This was a tipping point in the LGBTQI+ rights movement, of which gay activist Marsha P. Johnson was a prominent figure.  Miss Major Griffin-Gracy and Stormé DeLarverie were also instrumental figures in the Stonewall Uprising and the subsequent movement for gay rights in America. After the Stonewall Uprising, Marsha P. Johnson and fellow activist Sylvia Rivera co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), which was a radical political activist group that also provided housing to homeless LGBTQI+ youth and sex workers. This organization was considered groundbreaking, and its formation is a critical moment in the fight for LGBTQI+ rights in America.
Often referred to as “The Mother of Pride,” bisexual activist Brenda Howard organized the first Pride Week in June 1970, which was the catalyst for Pride celebrations all over the world. Her efforts eventually evolved into the New York Pride March that we know today. We are honoring these incredible activists who have shaped history and brought forth groundbreaking change!

Pride Month Today

Today, the Celebration of Pride is commemorated all around the world as a time for the LGBTQI+ community to come together and celebrate their freedom to be themselves. Pride is often celebrated with marches, parades, parties, picnics, and festivals. We also recognize that there is still work to be done in order to achieve equity for all, especially as many states are currently introducing anti-LGBTQ+ laws at alarming rates. Pride Month is a time to reflect on how we can make the public health workforce a more inclusive space for the LGBTQI+ community.