Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Katy Perry & More Celebs Celebrate Pride Month 2019

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Pride Month is here!

This June 1 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of 1969 that inspired the creation of Pride month -- and Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, as well as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, are among the celebrities honoring the LGBTQ community.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took to Instagram on Saturday to shine a light on pro-LGBTQ organizations.  

"Continuing with our tradition to rotate the accounts we follow based on causes and social issues that matter to us: For the month of June we 'proudly' shine a light on PRIDE," their message began. "This month we pay tribute to the accounts supporting the LGBTQ+ community - those young and old, their families and friends, accounts that reflect on the past and are hopeful for a deservedly more inclusive future."

"We stand with you and support you ? Because it’s very simple: love is love," the statement concluded.

Perry also shared an inspirational message on her social media accounts.

"?????❤️ Happy Pride Month, my angels! Let us never stop lifting each other up. I see you, and I love you ❤️?????," the "Never Really Over" singer wrote.

The "ME!" songstress also kicked off Pride Month by writing a powerful letter to her Tennessee senator in support of the Equality Act.

"?HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!!? While we have so much to celebrate, we also have a great distance to go before everyone in this country is truly treated equally," she began her lengthy post. "In excellent recent news, the House has passed the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in their places of work, homes, schools, and other public accommodations."

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🌈HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!!🌈 While we have so much to celebrate, we also have a great distance to go before everyone in this country is truly treated equally. In excellent recent news, the House has passed the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in their places of work, homes, schools, and other public accommodations. The next step is that the bill will go before the Senate. I’ve decided to kick off Pride Month by writing a letter to one of my senators to explain how strongly I feel that the Equality Act should be passed. I urge you to write to your senators too. I’ll be looking for your letters by searching the hashtag #lettertomysenator. While there’s no information yet as to when the Equality Act will go before the Senate for a vote, we do know this: Politicians need votes to stay in office. Votes come from the people. Pressure from massive amounts of people is a major way to push politicians towards positive change. That’s why I’ve created a petition at change.org to urge the Senate to support the Equality Act. Our country’s lack of protection for its own citizens ensures that LGBTQ people must live in fear that their lives could be turned upside down by an employer or landlord who is homophobic or transphobic. The fact that, legally, some people are completely at the mercy of the hatred and bigotry of others is disgusting and unacceptable. Let’s show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws truly treat all of our citizens equally. 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 Click the link in my bio to sign the petition for Senate support of the Equality Act.

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