You might know that LGBTQ+ Pride month takes place in June, with marches, parades, and festivals happening across the country and all over the world. But are you aware of the fascinating history surrounding why we celebrate Pride month? Turns out the origin of pride month is a bit more complicated than you may think. While it is a celebration of progress in the LGBTQ+ community, it’s also a reminder of how far there is still to go. Pride isn’t just about partying. Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community or a straight ally, it’s important to do your research beforehand and remember to be mindful of the complex history behind modern-day Pride festivities.