June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a time to honor the contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
Pride Month typically features celebrations of LGBTQ+ history, achievements and identities. These activities often include the rainbow flag, a symbol of the LGBTQ+ movement that traces its roots to 1978, when San Francisco elected official Harvey Milk commissioned a flag for the city’s Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day parade.
Through the years, the Postal Service has honored several members of the LGBTQ+ community with stamps, including Milk, poet Walt Whitman, artists Ellsworth Kelly and Emilio Sanchez, astronaut Sally Ride and author James Baldwin.
During LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the Postal Service reminds employees of the organization’s commitment to the fair and equitable treatment of its workers, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
USPS is committed to providing employees with a safe, productive and inclusive workplace that values diversity every day.
The Library of Congress website’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month page has more information.