LETTER FROM THE CEO
Dear NSLS Family,
This month, we’re celebrating Pride and the many achievements of those in the LGBTQ+ community. Both today’s trailblazers and their forerunners have challenged the limitations of the past to pursue inclusivity, access, and equality for all. However, as with many fights for basic rights, the road hasn’t been easy.
Pride month was initially inspired by the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a response to the police raid on a gay club in Greenwich Village. The following year, thousands of people marched from Stonewall Inn to Central Park and ever since then, LGBTQ+ leaders and allies have continued to advocate for equality.
Through the struggles and obstacles, there are still many successes to celebrate. Leo Varadkar was the first openly gay prime minister of Ireland, elected in 2017 and re-elected in 2022. And James Baldwin raised community awareness of Black and queer identity in his 1982 lecture, “Race, Racism, and the Gay Community.”
To honor leaders past and present, we’re sharing the contributions of LGBTQ+ leaders in our very own community. Join us in honoring these champions for Pride and imagining a more loving world created from the work of past, present, and future pioneers.
Wishing you a pleasant start to summer.
Chief Executive Officer
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Recognizing LGBTQ+ Contributions
Celebrated for over 50 years and officially recognized in 2000, Pride month is a time to honor the work, sacrifices, and successes of those fighting for equality in the LGBTQ+ community. Join us in celebrating the contributions of LGBTQ+ leaders. Watch the livestream on Wednesday, June 28 for the chance to ask questions and learn from these community innovators.
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