June is Pride Month, during which the local, national, and international triumphs and tribulations of LGBTQ+ communities are recognized and celebrated. In acknowledgment of the contributions given by LGBTQ+ communities, this year’s Pride celebration theme is “Unapologetically Us.”
To join in supporting and celebrating LGBTQ+ communities, a few organizations and events are highlighted below.
|LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL) Events|
The LeGal Foundation was founded in 1978 with a commitment to improving the administration of the law, ensuring full equality for members of the LGBT community, promoting the expertise and advancement of LGBT legal professionals, and serving the larger community. One of the panel discussions highlighted by LeGaL is listed below, but to see additional events or to donate, CLICK HERE.
Trans Futures: A Panel Discussion on Emerging Issues in the Gender Identity Space
Wednesday, June 8, 2022; 6:00pm-8:00pm (EST)
*Free of charge; held in person and online; and hosted by Rower LLC
For more information on the Trans Futures panel discussion, CLICK HERE.
|NYC Pride: The Conference|
Thursday, June 23, 2022; 9:00am-7:30pm (EDT)
New York Law School – 185 W. Broadway, NY, NY 10013
*Event access fees of $25-75; predominately held in person, limited streaming option available
Among the many NYC Pride events, The Conference is featured as the annual symposium led by transformative change-makers in the queer community that focuses on developing new ideas and approaches to activism and community.
For more information on NYC Pride’s The Conference, CLICK HERE.
|The ABA 21-Day LGBTQ+ Equity Habit Building Challenge (June)|
The ABA’s goal of the Challenge is to assist each of us to become more aware, compassionate, constructive, engaged people in the quest for equity, and specifically to learn more about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and many communities included under the “LGBTQ+ umbrella.”
For the ABA 21-Day LGBTQ+ Equity Habit Building Challenge, CLICK HERE.
In addition to the 21-Day LGBTQ+ Equity Building Challenge, the ABA’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) highlights a myriad of studies, events, and videos that discuss aspects of the LGBTQ+ experience, including a webinar on Trans Awareness for Legal Professionals: Why it Matters and Tools to Help.
For more on the ABA’s Commission on SOGI, CLICK HERE.
|Looking to attend other Pride events?|
Here is an article highlighting a selection of events and festivities
to celebrate Pride across the tri-state area.