• Greg Justice, CSO

CalGreen Proud to Celebrate 'Pride Month'

Despite the many and profound accomplishments achieved by the LGBTQIA community, CalGreen remains cognizant of the challenges ahead, as well as, those developing federally.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–With its mission to advance systems thinking and the Triple-Bottom Line, the California Green Academy (“CalGreen”) is proud to take part in observances for ‘Pride Month,’ an annual multicultural and multi- ethnic celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender / Transsexual, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual / Ally (“LGBTQIA”) community.

“The LGBTQIA community–myself proudly included–has made incredible progress in just the last decade, and all Americans should be recognizing these freedoms, and the continuous path toward ‘Justice for All.’ However, we should also remain aware of the developing challenges and purposeful targeting from this federal administration. We have gone from President Obama being an incredible ally, celebrating Pride Month and validating our struggles, to Trump missing such celebrations, and shamelessly not even recognizing such progress; no American should live in fear solely on account of their biological and ethnic composite,” remarked Greg Justice, Chief Sustainability Officer (CEO/ED).

Pride Month is celebrated annually in June, paying tribute to New York’s 1969 Stonewall Riots; an event in which police brutality against the LGBTQIA community approached a major turning point in American history. June also holds significance to the community, as the Supreme Court case institutionalizing marriage equality–Obergefell v. Hodges–was adjudicated on 26 June 2015. Further, typically held on the last Sunday in June, “Gay Pride Day,” as well, celebrates the many successes of the community, yet also serves as a reminder of the struggles still, recognizing other marginalized peoples and shared conflicts–especially unwarranted police brutality and the nation’s lasting culture of expressed animosity and violence against minority populations.

More information on Pride Month can be found online at the Library of Congress.

A PDF of this press release is available here.

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