During the month of June, Americans come together to celebrate Pride Month and to raise awareness of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-spirit, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Agender, and Gender Queer (LGBTQIA+) community. Pride Month is celebrated by those who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community as well as by those who support them. It is an important annual event that can be fun and lighthearted but also carries heavy and sober memories of painful exclusion, past and present.
The Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE) has established a webpage of LGBTQIA+ resources. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and California Correctional Health Care Services are committed to being an ally for our LGBTQIA+ community and supportive of all individuals in our communities, both inside and outside prisons.