June is Wyoming Pride Month

Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 7:02 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - June is Pride month and all communities are invited to celebrate across Wyoming.

This year marks the 35th-anniversary Wyoming Equality has advocated and organized events for the LGBTQ community.

Activities like the rendezvous camp out, drag shows at the Atlas, historic photo journal of LGBTQ in Wyoming, and Pride in the Park on June 19th, can help bring the community together. After a year of lockdown, people are looking for a way to get social.

It’s time for folks to reconnect and have some fellowship, the LGBTQ community in Wyoming is so vibrant, is so resilient, we choose to make the “Equality State” our home and it’s great once a year to come together and celebrate that.

Sara Burlingame- Executive Director- Wyoming Equality

Wyoming remains one of the three states without “bias-motivated crime” laws. Despite a federal anti-hate bill that passed in 2009 in response to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student killed in Laramie, and House Bill 218 that died in committee in the state legislature this year.

We hope that folks will contact their legislators. Let them know that it’s time for the “Equality State” to have a hate crime bill.

Sara Burlingame- Executive Director- Wyoming Equality

Challenges the LGBTQ community faces are access to and expanding Medicaid, telehealth for rural LGBTQ people. As well as bullying in school programs and LGBTQ resources for school staff to help kids get a safe and fair education.

In the most conservative state in the union. We’ve always shown our pride, we’ve always let our ‘live and let live’ attitude shine through, and Pride in Wyoming is a great opportunity to celebrate that.

Sara Burlingame- Executive Director- Wyoming Equality

In our “Equality State,” it is essential that all Wyoming citizens get the opportunity to stay wild and free.

For more information, check out Wyoming Equality.

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