Pride Month: Commemorating the Stonewall Uprising that some consider to be the spark that lit the fire of gay liberation Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the …
Sunday, June 9 marked the annual Capital Pride Festival in Washington, DC and the L.A. Pride Celebration and Parade in Los Angeles, CA. As in previous years, Compassion Over Killing was excited to join the festivities by distributing hundreds of free vegan food samples and thousands of pro-veg literature.
Throughout the month of June, teams of COK volunteers — from Los Angeles to Baltimore to Austin to Washington, DC — helped spread a message of compassion at several Pride celebrations.
Kicking things off on Sat., June 6, COK’s VegAustin Coordinator, Daniela Nunez, tabled at Queerbomb, a gay pride rally in Austin, TX, and distributed hundreds of copies of pro-veg literature, including the Summer 2011 edition of our Vegetarian Guide to Austin.
The following weekend, we set up educational booths at festivals on both the East and West coasts — for Los Angeles Pride and Capital Pride in Washington, DC.