Pride Month is meant to mark a turning point for gay rights and recognition efforts by the LGBTQ+ community. Each June—to align with the June 27, 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan—Pride is celebrated with picnics and parades, while also acknowledging some of the challenges still facing people who identify as LGBTQ+. The GAO looks at recent reports about two particularly vulnerable groups of LGBTQ+ people—youth facing homelessness & veterans.

On this day in 1944, the Allied invasion of northern France commenced, becoming the largest amphibious military operation in history: Operation OVERLORD, commonly known as D-Day.

The selection of June 5th for this annual observance coincides with the anniversary of the 1st official reporting of what became known as the AIDS epidemic on June 5, 1981. When the CDC first reported on five cases of a mysterious disease affecting young gay men. June 5, 1981 is considered the start of the AIDS pandemic. HIV Long-Term Survivors represent a diverse group of people diagnosed with HIV before the advent of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy or HAART in 1996. Read more...

1 in 5 young people report that the pandemic had a significant negative impact on their mental health.

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