Last month, the Conference on Crimes Against Women celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month. Officially declared Gay & Lesbian Pride Month in 1999, by then President Bill Clinton, the month of June commemorates the Stonewall Riots of June 1969. Following suit, many nations around the world have adopted June as their national pride month. Pride month memorializes the impacts LGBTQ+ people have made throughout our nation’s history and the constant struggles they continue to face as they strive for equity and equality.
The Conference on Crimes Against Women remains an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, ensuring opportunities to educate the general public on LGBTQ+ issues through workshops provided at CCAW’s annual conference, including this year’s ‘What’s Your Story? Law Enforcement & the LGBTQ+ Community Working Together,’ ‘LGBTQ Latin@ Realities: Addressing Gender and Sexual-Identity Based Violence from a Culturally Responsive Approach,’ and many more. For more information about LGBTQ+ Pride Month, click here to read the White House’s special proclamation.