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LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

Celebration is held each June

The rainbow flag is a longtime symbol of the LGBTQIA+ community.

June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, a time to honor the lives and contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual and more (LGBTQIA+) community.

Over the years, USPS has honored several members of the LGBTQIA+ community on stamps, including political leader Harvey Milk; author James Baldwin; poets Edna St. Vincent Millay and Walt Whitman; astronaut Sally Ride; and philosopher Alain LeRoy Locke, to name just a few.

USPS also uses the occasion to remind employees of its commitment to the fair and equitable treatment of all workers, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team’s Blue and LiteBlue pages have more information on LGBTQIA+ resources — including scholarship information, tips on being an ally and relevant Postal Service policies — under the “Cultural Awareness” tab.

The Library of Congress’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month page is another source.