Inspiring Tweets around the U.S. during Pride Month

This year may be the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots but people around the U.S. and around the world have been celebrating Pride month. We celebrate this month to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally through pride parades, picnics, parties, or concerts.

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Joe Biden, Ally, Stops at Stonewall Inn

The presidential candidate, whom many have declared the frontrunner among the two-dozen Democratic nominees, popped into the storied New York City gay bar on Tuesday night, NBC News reports — the same establishment where, 50 years ago this month, a routine (and typically humiliating or sometimes violent) police raid gave way to the rebellion that many historians consider to be the beginning of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement in the United States. Well, it’s not the same establishment. After the 1969 riots, Stonewall opened and closed a few times, and everything inside is totally different. But you know what I mean! Same place!

Check out the full article at OUT website.

2019 Global Peace Index

Here are the results for 2019 Global Peace Index from Vision of Humanity.

The average level of global peacefulness improved very slightly last year on the 2019 Global Peace Index (GPI). This was the first time that the index improved in the last five years. The average country score improved by -0.09 per cent, with 86 countries improving and 76 recording deteriorations.

Four of the nine regions in the world improved in peacefulness in 2019: Russia and Eurasia, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Europe maintained its position as the most peaceful region in the world, which it has held for every year of the GPI. MENA remained the least peaceful region for the fifth year in a row, although it did become more peaceful last year.

For specific full stats for your country check out Vision of Humanity website.

Teaching Tolerance has Grants in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month

Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants program is pleased to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with a look back at a few inspiring projects happening in schools across the country. They honor the rich diversity of student identities, educate school staff about LGBTQ competencies and, above all, support students’ safety in bringing their authentic selves with them to school every day.

Teaching Tolerance hopes that these projects will serve as inspiration in your own practice, whether that means reading up on best practices for serving LGBTQ students, educating yourself about LGBTQ history or applying for a grant of your own.

Check out which schools received grants and how there projects served the LGBTQ stutdents here.