Pride Month is here, and KBACH has some special programming to celebrate the occasion.
The choral tradition has always been important in the LGBTQ+ community, so every Monday through Saturday in June during the 8AM hour, we'll play a vocal selection recorded by an ensemble within the community.
You'll hear the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, the Women's Chorus of Dallas, the Turtle Creek Chorale, the Fourth Choir, and many other groups performing classical (and classical-ish) works.
Tune in, and celebrate with KBACH the diversity of our community.
Music to celebrate Pride Month
Mon-Sat, during the 8AM hour
Facts about Pride:
- Specifically, Pride commemorates the Stonewall Uprising in June of 1969, when the LGBTQ+ community fought back against oppression.
- Annual events range from solemn to celebratory, marking the achievements, sacrifices, and setbacks of LGBTQ+ people in the struggle for civil rights and equal justice.
- President Bill Clinton declared June, "Gay & Lesbian Pride Month," in 1999 and 2000, the first official declarations of Pride Month by a U.S. president.
- Artist Gilbert Baker created the rainbow flag in 1978 as a symbol of Pride. His first flag had eight stripes. Today, several variants of the flag exist, the most common of which has six stripes.
- Phoenix had its first gay pride week in June 1977. Since 2004, Phoenix Pride has been held in November due to extreme summer temperatures.