Fifty-three years ago, the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City marked the beginning of the movement for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States. During Pride Month we commemorate the events of June 1969 and we celebrate and promote self-affirmation, dignity, equality, visibility, representation, civil rights, and joy of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people.  

The celebration, which evolved from Gay Pride Week and the Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade in New York City, was officially recognized by President Bill Clinton in 1999. Ten years later, a presidential proclamation issued by President Barack Obama formally declared June Pride Month.  

In the spirit of Pride, EBCF staff curated a list of LBGTQ+ nonprofit organizations you can support in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. We invite you to learn more about and support these local organizations working working tirelessly to provide services to LGBTQ+ East Bay residents.  

You can donate directly on their websites and EBCF fund advisors can make grant recommendations directly through Donor Central.