Kick off the month of June by reading our new Lede: Highlights blog post, featuring our three anticipated headline-making events for the month.
- June is celebrated as Pride Month, in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots, which occurred at the end of June in 1969 and paved the way for the gay liberation movement. Throughout the month, individuals from around the world will gather for Pride Month events and activities.
- Juneteenth will take place on the 19th in celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. Earlier this year, U.S. lawmakers reintroduced legislation that would recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday, but many African Americans have celebrated the day since the late 1800s.
- On June 30, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium is set to expire. The policy, which has been in place since September, is aimed at preventing evictions which can lead to crowded living situations and the spread of COVID-19. With “more than 11 million Americans behind on their rent” due to the pandemic, ending the moratorium could lead to a flood of evictions.
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