Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) and Planned Parenthood NH Action Fund (PPNHAF) celebrated the Granite State’s biggest Pride Month yet throughout June, attending events across the state and uplifting and standing in solidarity with members of the state’s LGBTQ+ community.
PPNHAF activists and staff attended Concord Pride, Rural PRIDE in Claremont, Queen City Pride Block Party in Manchester, Portsmouth PRIDE, and Nashua Pride Festival in what was the largest statewide celebration of New Hampshire’s LGBTQ+ community in the state’s history. Planned Parenthood proudly celebrated the resilience, strength, and activism of the LGBTQ+ community by joining efforts to stand up, push forward, and organize for change.
This year’s Pride Month celebration was not only unparalleled in terms of size, but also in terms of historical significance. June 3 was the 10th anniversary of marriage equality in the Granite State, and June 28 was the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a series of uprisings by the LGBTQ+ community following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City that forever changed the course of history.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England believes everyone deserves high quality, compassionate health care, no matter their gender or sexual orientation. That’s why PPNNE is proud to stand with the LGBTQ+ community and provide a safe and welcoming place to access health care and information.
PPNNE offers transgender/gender-nonconforming services and hormone therapy and PrEP/PEP medications to significantly reduce the risk of HIV at all five New Hampshire health center locations. In addition to health care services, Planned Parenthood NH Action Fund is proud to advocate for inclusive policies in the New Hampshire legislature.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is the state’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate, serving nearly 14,000 New Hampshire patients last year through its five health centers, and thousands more through educational programs and outreach. PPNNE takes pride in providing high-quality, compassionate health care for LGBTQ people in our communities and understands that their identities cross intersections of race, religion, class, ethnicity, and disability. At Planned Parenthood, our doors are open to everyone who needs access to health care in a safe and welcoming place.