June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month and we’re proud supporters of it!
The occasion is marked each year to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City that sparked an international gay rights movement.
“Stonewall” served as a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States, and across the world, and we’ve come a long way from it.
Over the last fifty years millions of people have spoken out and spoken up to defend the rights of the LGBTQ community, and we’ve been right there with them, firmly believing in equality for all, no matter your sexual preference!
As Lin-Manuel Miranda famously said in his 2016 Tony award acceptance speech “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.”
This month we honor those who have paid the price for standing up for themselves and others, for simply wanting to live and let live.
Today we live in a country where same-sex marriage is legal, and many of our politicians and influencers are openly gay.
We’re grateful for the progress that has been made, and we know there is still work to be done.
Here’s to looking back on all of the beautiful love we’ve witnessed over the years and here’s to looking forward to even more.
Pride celebrations on Martha’s Vineyard now encompass events throughout June, showcasing the island’s ongoing commitment to inclusivity and love. To explore the full calendar of pride events and join in the festivities, visit the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce’s pride page here. Love is love, and Martha’s Vineyard proudly celebrates it all month!
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