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June 3, 2024

Southwestern Law School celebrates Pride Month!

June is a time of celebration, reflection, and unity for the LGBTQIA+ community. As we come together to honor the rich history and vibrant culture of LGBTQIA+ individuals, we celebrate the courage, resilience, and love that define this community. Pride Month is a powerful reminder of the progress we've made towards inclusivity and equality, and it offers a moment to amplify LGBTQIA+ voices and stories. 

While we celebrate, we also acknowledge the significant challenges that persist. Last year, over 510 anti-LGBTQ+ bills were introduced in state legislatures across the United States, nearly triple the number from the previous year. These bills often target access to gender-affirming health care and regulate discussions around gender identity and sexuality in public schools. The landscape of this legislation changes rapidly, underscoring the need for vigilant legal advocacy and support for the LGBTQIA+ community. 

As lawyers and future lawyers, you can make a difference. At Southwestern Law School, we are committed to fostering an environment of justice, equity, and inclusion. Your efforts in challenging discriminatory laws, advocating for inclusive policies, and supporting marginalized communities are crucial in this fight. 

As we stand against discrimination and injustice, our actions—whether participating in Pride events, advocating for inclusive policies, or supporting LGBTQIA+ organizations—make a difference. Together, we can foster an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and respected. Happy Pride Month! 

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