The protests from which Pride celebrations originated remain at the heart of the annual commemorations. Because the accomplishments for which we have fought so hard and struggled so long may now be in peril, the LGBTQ+ communities across the nation are joining together with one another and with other civil rights communities to proclaim very clearly that the rights we’ve secured are here to stay. We will never turn back.
Throughout the United States, Pride 2017 will include demonstrations and marches in addition to celebrations, and serve as a genuine reminder that the very real struggle for equal rights is far from over. The members of the LGBTQ+ community make no apologies for who we are. Our strength is in our diversity and our unified voices. With permission from none and equality for all, we are Unapologetically Proud.