NH Audubon is excited to share our support and celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month this June. We are committed to continue our efforts to protect nature for ALL people, promote diversity and inclusivity, and expand opportunities for us all to enjoy nature activities together! We look forward to hosting future nature-based activities with new LGBTQ+ partnerships, and until then, we’d like to help share out a few events going on the state:
- June 10th, 9:30 am-12:00 pm: Boulder Loop Hike in Albany organized by White Mountains Pride
- June 24th, 6:00-9:00 pm: Silk Farm Road Walk in Concord organized by LGBT Outdoors
- July 16th, 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Paddle the Contoocook in Bristol also organized by LGBT Outdoors
To honor Pride Month, we’ve integrated the LGBTQ+ community’s Progress Pride flag with our logo as a visual show of support. The flag was designed by Daniel Quasar with a triangle that points to the right indicating forward movement and continued need for progress. The additional colors serve to celebrate diversity and encourage future inclusivity, as well as importantly highlight the identities of LGBTQ+ people of color and transgender people who often face further discrimination in society. Plus, a fun fact we love about Gilbert Baker’s original 1978 rainbow flag is that the green line was included to symbolize connection to nature! (Here is a fantastic summary on the Pride flag and its history.)
Pride, of course, is not limited to one month. Learn more about NH Audubon’s ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility on our webpage.