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Celebrating Pride Month

The History of Pride Month

Pride Month, celebrated every June, honors the LGBTQ+ community's resilience, diversity, and contributions. It traces its origins back to the Stonewall Riots of June 1969 in New York City, a pivotal moment when LGBTQ+ individuals stood up against police brutality and discrimination. The first Pride marches took place a year later, in 1970, marking the anniversaries of these riots and fostering a sense of solidarity and visibility for the LGBTQ+ community.


Pride Month is more than a celebration; it's a crucial time for advocacy, education, and reflection. It shines a light on the ongoing struggles faced by LGBTQ+ people, including discrimination, violence, and systemic inequalities. Pride fosters a sense of community and belonging, providing a platform for LGBTQ+ voices to be heard and celebrated.


Why Does Housing Hope Celebrate Pride?

At Housing Hope, we know that stable housing is a fundamental human right and crucial for building a better life. The LGBTQ+ community faces unique challenges in accessing safe and affordable housing. Discrimination, family rejection, and economic disparities disproportionately affect LGBTQ+ individuals, making them more vulnerable to homelessness. In fact, studies show that LGBTQ+ youth are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than their non-LGBTQ+ peers.


Our mission at Housing Hope is to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, has a place to call home. We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community, advocating for inclusive housing policies and acceptance.


For many LGBTQ+ individuals, finding a safe and supportive home can be life-changing. It offers physical security alongside emotional and psychological stability, allowing them to thrive. By addressing the housing needs of the LGBTQ+ community, we are not just providing shelter; we are fostering hope, dignity, and a sense of belonging.

Join Us at Everett Pride

Housing Hope will be at Everett Pride on Saturday, June 15th! We are proud to be Impact Sponsors of this event, reflecting our commitment to fostering a more inclusive society. Visit us at booth #5 to learn more about our initiatives, meet our team, and discover how you can get involved in our mission!

Photos from Everett Pride 2023

As we celebrate Pride Month, we honor the history of the LGBTQ+ movement and recognize the importance of continuing the fight for equality. We are committed to creating a world where everyone has the opportunity to live with dignity and pride.


Join us June 15th at Everett Pride booth #5 and help build a future where EVERYONE has access to safe and affordable housing.


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