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.
"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.
"?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."
Happy Pride Month, friends. LGBTs have been on the front lines for human and civil rights for the last 50 years, and we’ll continue to fight for equality and dignity for all. We will shine, and we will overcome. Ain’t nothing gonna bring us down.
Hi! Today is pride month and yes rainbows are so fun but it would also be a really excellent time to donate to the @HRC or the @TrevorProject or any other amazing organization that helps the LGBTQ community. 💖