Pride Month commemorates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and non-straight, non-cisgender people. In the late 1960s, community organizers, such as Marsha P. Johnson, were instrumental in organizing protests against unjust treatment and advocating for equality. Today, Pride Month celebrates the impact that LGBTQ+ folks continue to contribute to our nation’s history.
Weelunk is committed to telling stories and giving voice to everyone in our community – especially those who aren’t always heard. We know that there are stories from our LGBTQ+ community in Wheeling that aren’t being told and we want to change that.
Help us amplify and lift up the voices of everyone by sharing your Pride Month events, stories, and projects on our community platform. Send us a DM on Facebook or Instagram or visit our “Submit an Idea” page to share your stories with us.
Together, we can create a vibrant, inclusive community for all.
To kick off Pride Month, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help amplify and explore LGBTQ+ stories in Wheeling and across the state of West Virginia
Dr. Rainbow– A resource to connect every person to an LGBTQ culturally competent healthcare provider as well as connect individuals to community services and groups to ensure that it is great to be queer in the mountains.
Appalachian Queer Youth Summit – Hosted by the ACLU-WV, this free camp brings together young West Virginians who either identify as LGBTQ+ or come from LGBTQ+ families from across the state and gives them the tools they need to organize and advocate for the issues they care about.