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Pride Month: Embracing Diversity, Equality, and the Power of Inclusion

" Pride Month unites us in celebrating diversity, advocating for equal rights, and embracing the power of inclusion. Together, we can create a world where love, acceptance, and respect flourish for all." Michael Corthell Pride Month, celebrated globally in June, is a vibrant and empowering commemoration of the LGBTQ+ community's resilience, achievements, and the ongoing struggle for equal rights. This essay explores the historical significance of Pride Month, its relationship to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, and its alignment with the principles of Oneness and the Golden Rule. The History of Pride Month: Pride Month traces its roots back to the Stonewall Uprising in June 1969 , when LGBTQ+ individuals in New York City protested against discriminatory police raids and harassment. This watershed moment sparked a wave of activism and ignited a movement that aimed to secure equal rights and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month emerged as an a



[Equality] is the singularity

  I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights.  That is the way of a whole human being. - Abraham Lincoln The same spirit that inhabits all human beings resides in all animals. Are People Like Animals? I thought about what people do to each other. And I said to myself, “God wants people to see that they are like animals. The same thing happens to animals and to people—they die. People and animals have the same ‘breath.’ Is a dead animal different from a dead person? It is all so senseless! The bodies of people and animals end the same way. They came from the earth, and, in the end, they will go back to the earth. Who knows what happens to a person’s spirit? Who knows if a human’s spirit goes up to God while an animal’s spirit goes down into the ground?” - Solomon, Ecclesiastes 3