Pride Month

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month is celebrated every June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which is seen as a “tipping point” for gay liberation in the United States. (For more on the history of Pride Month and other LGBTQIA+ awareness events in the U.S., see this page from the Library of Congress.) Since then, the month has been celebrated around the world.

The work of medical, social, and behavioral sciences plays a key role in deepening our understanding of inequalities and current issues in the LGBTQIA+ community, while also helping to create policies, practices, and procedures to improve lives. During Pride Month, Social Science Space highlights and honors research on these topics and researchers from these communities.

LGBTQIA+ Social Science

Marni Brown quote

The Importance of Cultural and Social Awareness in Building LGBTQI Families

Marni A. Brown’s thoughts on the cultural and structural importance of LGBTQIA+ families

Watch the Webinar: Queer and Trans Perspectives in Academia

A panel discussion about the significance of LGBTQ+ narratives in higher education

Allies As Drivers of LGBTQ Inclusion

David Glasgow describes how allyship can be seen as a three-stage process of maturation

Some of the Posts at Social Science Space

A Milestone for the Mainstreaming of LGBTQ Studies | An interview with Abbie E. Goldberg, the editor of a three-volume The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies.
Coming Out in eSports: The Price Paid by Soldier 76 | Cornel Maria Nessler examines what happened when a video game character came out.
Thoughts on Gender in the 21st Century University Environment | Kip Jones reviews ideas from a workshop on “Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century.”
Trans Linguistic Activism is About Asking for Basic Respect from Others | Trans linguistic activism isn’t about monitoring our own language, it’s about asking for basic respect from others.

Highlighted Media




Ways to Get Involved

There are countless resources to support your trans ally learning (and coming out!) experience. Looking to be a stronger ally? Check out some of these organizations and connect with their work. Check out resources that were developed to boost your trans inclusion IQ and action plan. Commit to learning more.

Learn more about the different actions you can take to help fight against anti-trans bills and for respectful policies

Addressing Issues

  • HRC – Human Rights Campaign
  • PFLAG – PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies
  • GLAAD – GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change
  • The Trevor Project – The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.
  • Queer as FundamentalQueer As Fundamental (Queer AF*) is a new docu-series featuring the real-life stories of six remarkable, Queer individuals across America.
  • Family EqualityFamily Equality’s mission is to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change
  • True Colors UnitedTrue Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people.
  • Sylvia Rivera Law ProjectThe Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence
  • Resource Guide for Trans and Nonbinary Students – A collection looking at common barriers trans and nonbinary students face, as well as factors that TNB students should consider during their college search. This guide includes other resources that can make acclimating to school feel less overwhelming.