LGBT Pride Month

Rainbow flag

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, a time to honor the contributions of LGBT individuals to the nation.

This year’s theme, “Solidarity Through Pride,” was selected by InterPride, an international organization that promotes LGBT pride across the world.

The month typically features celebrations of LGBT history, achievements and identities. These activities often include the rainbow flag, which has been a symbol of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender movement since the 1970s.

The Postal Service annually marks LGBT Pride Month, a reflection of the LGBT individuals who are part of the organization’s employee and customer base.

“The Postal Service values and respects all differences, similarities and cultures,” said Employee Resource Management VP Nancy Rettinhouse. “We want to continue to build mutual respect among all cultures and encourage cultural awareness and acceptance into all of the Postal Service’s relationships.”