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News | June 17, 2020

50 Years of Pride: Celebrating NSA's Committment to Promoting Respect, Individuality, Diversity, and Equality


June 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Pride Month celebrations, where members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, aromantic/asexual (LGBTQIA+) community, plus numerous other identities on the spectrum, come together to celebrate each other and raise awareness of issues facing the collective Pride Community.

The first Pride march was held on June 28, 1970 in New York City, marking the one year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement and possibly history’s first major protest on behalf of equal rights for LGTQIA+ individuals. Since then, during the month of June, our Nation recognizes the immeasurable contributions of the Pride Community and creates intentional spaces for LGBTQIA+ individuals and their allies to come together in celebration of the diversity in America. 

Although COVID 19 has changed how Pride Month is being observed this year, the National Security Agency is proud to have a robust and active Pride community full of individuals who contribute to every aspect of NSA's mission. The community provides educational opportunities to other’s in the workforce and promotes awareness around LGBTQIA+ issues for greater inclusion at NSA. 

NSA believes that every person deserves fair and equitable treatment regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation; we are working to protect every American 24/7, 365 days a year.