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Celebrate Pride 2024

Updated: Jun 3

Happy Pride Month! We’re excited to learn and celebrate all month long – and throughout the year. Test your Pride knowledge and discover resources to learn more!


Test your knowledge with Pride trivia

When you’re ready, the answer key is after the trivia questions.


1. What is considered the beginning of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement?

a. Stonewall riots

b. The creation of the Pride flag

c. The first Pride parade


2. The Stonewall riots took place in June of what year?

a. 1965

b. 1969

c. 1972

d. 1975


3. Which state became the first to legalize same-sex marriage?

a. California

b. New York

c. Massachusetts

d. Hawaii


4. Which country was the first to recognize same-sex marriage?

a. Germany

b. Iceland

c. The Netherlands

d. France


5. Which activist is often credited as the Mother of Pride?

a. Marsha P. Johnson

b. Sylvia Rivera

c. Christine Jorgenson

d. Brenda Howard


6. Which drag queen is an Emmy award winner and launched a drag race game show?

a. RuPaul

b. William Dorsey Swann

c. Trixie Mattel

d. Jujubee


7. What is Darcelle known for?

a. His marriage was the first same-sex marriage recognized as legal in the United States

b. He was the first drag queen in America

c. He created the world’s largest Pride flag

d. He was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest working drag queen in the world


8. When did Pride become an official observance?

a. 1969

b. 1999

c. 2003

d. 2015


Trivia Answer Key

1. A: Stonewall riots


2. B: 1969


3. C: Massachusetts


4. C: The Netherlands


5. D: Brenda Howard was an activist in gay rights and the Feminist Movement. She is known as the Mother of Pride for coordinating a rally followed by the Christopher Street Liberation Day March to commemorate the first anniversary of Stonewall riots. She and activists Robert A. Martin and L. Craig Schoonmaker are credited with popularizing the term “Pride” to describe these festivities.


6. A: RuPaul is a drag queen well-known for his game show RuPaul’s Drag Race, which earned 29 Emmys. This 2009 show was so popular that he launched RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars in 2012, featuring past contestants.


7. D: Darcelle was recognized by Guiness World Records in 2018 as the oldest working drag queen in the world. He was a legend in Portland, Oregon. O’Bryant Square in Portland was renamed to Darcelle XV Plaza to honor his contributions to the LGBTQIA+ community.


8. B: In 1999, US President Bill Clinton declared the anniversary of the Stonewall riots every June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. In 2011, President Barack Obama expanded the observance as Pride Month.


Pride resources

Support Pride by learning more about the history of the LGBTQIA+ community and volunteering. Here are some resources to learn more, ways you can get involved, and where to find support as a member of the community.


National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

This is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center focused on improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender older adults, their families, and caregivers. Here you can also access FREE training on understanding and supporting LGBTQ+ older adults. Visit LGBTAgingCenter.org/education.


Stonewall Forever

This living monument celebrates 50 years of Pride. Explore the virtual monument at StonewallForever.org.


The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention nonprofit organization for LGBTQ+ young people. They offer crisis lines and resources for support and allyship, including self-care guides, educational articles for parents and supportive adults, and more. Access crisis services and support or sign up to volunteer at TheTrevorProject.org.


Pride Foundation

Pride Foundation is building a better, safer, and more equitable world for LGBTQIA+ people and families in the Northwest. This organization offers many ways to volunteer! Make a difference with them by visiting PrideFoundation.org.


Pride Northwest

Pride Northwest’s mission is to encourage and celebrate the positive diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans communities, and to assist in the education of all people through the development of activities that showcase the history, accomplishments, and talents of these communities.


Areté Living is sponsoring the Portland Pride Parade & Festival this year with Pride Northwest. Stop by our booth to spin a prize wheel and snap a picture at our photo booth!


Thanks for learning about Pride history and discovering resources. Together we can create a world where everyone feels valued and that they belong.

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