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ATU Celebrates Pride Month

On June 28, 1969, the first major protest for LGBTQ+ rights was born. After a police raid of a popular gay club in New York City called the Stonewall Inn turned violent after members of the LGBTQ+ community and sympathizers fought back against the authorities. A year later, in 1970, the first official gay pride parade was held in New York. To further commemorate the uprising, June was later designated LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

Although we have come such a long way, even today, LGBTQ+ people are still under constant attack, especially trans people and people of color, who continue to face discrimination and efforts to deny them basic human rights, including a life free from violence. 


LGBTQ+ Rank and File Heroes

This Pride Month, the ATU is honored to recognize our own LGBTQ+ rank and file members who have made a difference in their Locals, our Union, and their communities. We honored Brendan Anderson, a Local 1005-Minneapolis, MN, bus operator, Cat Cappuccio, a Local 113-Toronto, ON, transit operator, Alyssa Turner, a Local 441-Des Moines, IA, bus operator, and Johnathon Futch, a Local 587-Seattle, WA, bus operator.

By being proudly themselves, they are showing that no matter who you are, you’re deserving of dignity and respect. Thank you for contributing to a more just world. Please visit our ATU website and social media channels to learn more about the members we saluted for Pride Month this year.

Long Live the Spirit of Stonewall. Happy Pride!