PRIDE is commemorated every June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, when patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBTQ+ Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ+ Americans. This year, I am celebrating PRIDE by sharing bits of our rich history. Every day this month, I will post a series of profiles highlighting LGBTQ+ icons who have made significant contributions to society. Take a moment to learn about these scientists, artists, athletes, activists, business and political leaders whose stories inspire me to live authentically and to continue the fight for equity and justice, every day. Happy PRIDE 2020!