Pride Month June marks Pride Month, a time to celebrate LGBTQ people and to reflect on the global movement that pushes for full and equal rights for members of the community.
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In a video posted to TikTok and Instagram, trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney described the months of fear and bullying she has encountered amid backlash to her sponsorship from Bud Light. @dylanmulvaney TikTok/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Bud Light sales fell earlier this year after a promotion featuring a transgender social-media influencer led to boycott calls from conservative groups. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pittsburgh Pride parade, celebrating 50 years of Pittsburgh Pride, crosses the Andy Warhol Bridge from downtown Pittsburgh on June 3. Longtime Pride sponsors have come under attack by conservatives for their LGBTQ-friendly marketing. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Pride month merchandise is displayed at the front of a Target store in Hackensack, N.J., last month. The company pulled certain LGBTQ+ merchandise from its stores nationwide ahead of Pride month after an intense backlash from some customers including violent confrontations with its workers. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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D'Arcy Drollinger, the country's first drag laureate, poses with the Pride flag outside San Francisco City Hall on June 2, 2023. Chloe Veltman/NPR hide caption

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Nation's first 'drag laureate' kicks off Pride in San Francisco

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A national initiative called Faith for Pride wants religious groups and houses of worship that support LGBTQ rights to show up at Pride events this month. Jason DeRose hide caption

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Why you might notice more religious groups at Pride celebrations this year

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A customer walks into a Target store on Feb. 28 in San Rafael, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Target removes some Pride Month products after threats against employees

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Members and supporters of the LGBTQ community march during the Pride in the Park event in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on Saturday. Law enforcement said members of a far-right group were arrested for planning to riot near the march. Jim Urquhart/NPR hide caption

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Some sexuality educators are pushing for comprehensive sex education, which would include topics relevant to queer students. Aleksandr Zubkov / Getty Images hide caption

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Pride Week: How Organic Chemistry Helped With Embracing Identities

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Kyne is a drag queen math communicator who explains math concepts and riddles on TikTok. Justin Atkins hide caption

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Pride Week: TikTok Queen Brings Math To The Masses

Kyne is the stage name of Kyne Santos, a math communicator and a drag queen. The former Canada's Drag Race contestant posted her first video explaining a math riddle in full drag on TikTok during the pandemic. Since then, Kyne's videos, under the username @onlinekyne, have have attracted 1.3 million followers and generated 40.7 million likes. Kyne talks to host Emily Kwong about bringing STEM to the drag scene. (Encore)

Pride Week: TikTok Queen Brings Math To The Masses

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Kataluna Enriquez will be the first openly transgender Miss USA contestant after her historic win in the Miss Nevada USA pageant. Stephen Lenehan hide caption

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2021 Miss Nevada Will Be The First Openly Transgender Miss USA Contestant

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After years of feeling shame about their gender identity, Ian Morton says they turned to conceptual self-portraiture as a way to understand pride. Ian Morton for NPR hide caption

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Organic Chemistry Helped Me Embrace My Identities

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Stonewall Survives The Pandemic And Celebrates Another Pride Month

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"Last summer my mom ran into my girlfriend and me. I was quite worried. Then later that night my mom popped into my room and out of nowhere, told me that she accepts me for who I am, as long as I'm happy and healthy." — Kai Nguyen (queer nonbinary) Kai Nguyen hide caption

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In a photo from March of last year, cars pass the illuminated Allianz Arena soccer stadium in Munich, Germany. UEFA has denied a request by the stadium to light up in rainbow colors Wednesday to protest a new Hungarian law seen as homophobic. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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In 1983, space shuttle Challenger and the STS-7 crew launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. With the launch, Mission Specialist Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. NASA hide caption

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An East Texas bakery initially faced backlash over its Pride Month-themed cookies, but is now selling out of its goods and gaining fans across the country. It's also receiving donations and passing them along to local charities. Jens Kalaene/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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4 Books To Broaden Your Pride Month Reading List

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