Planned Parenthood Celebrates Biggest NH Pride Month yet on Stonewall 50th Anniversary
For Immediate Release: July 15, 2019
CONCORD — 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.
Statement from Derek Edry, Communications Manager, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England/Planned Parenthood NH Action Fund:
“Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire is so grateful to have had the opportunity to celebrate the biggest Pride Month in New Hampshire history throughout the month of June. This celebration of the LGBTQ+ community was made all the more special by the fact that it was the 10th anniversary of marriage equality in the Granite State and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
As we continue to fight back against those who wish to undo the progress of the last half century, Planned Parenthood stands with people of all sexual orientations and gender identities -- including those who turn to Planned Parenthood for health care, information, and education -- in the fight for full equality.”
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.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) is the largest provider of reproductive and sexual health care for women, men and young people across the State of New Hampshire. We serve New Hampshire residents through 6 health centers in Claremont, Derry, Exeter, Keene, Manchester and White River Junction, VT. Last year we saw nearly 14,000 patients at these sites.
Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund (PPNHAF) is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England in New Hampshire. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy. The Action Fund makes independent expenditures on behalf of or in opposition to targeted candidates for public office. Follow us on Twitter. PPNHAF maintains a separate, segregated political committee and fund to make direct campaign contributions to endorsed candidates (the PAC)