Highlighting Women in the 2SLGBTQ+ Community


Pride month, originally rooted in the gay rights movements of the late 1960's, is an annual global celebration of the 2SLGBTQ+ identity, resilience, and progress.

Ongoing discrimination of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals led to the Stonewall Riots, in June 1969 in New York City. Seen as a pivotal moment in the 2SLGBTQ+ rights movement, the riots inspired the first pride parade of June 1970. Serving as a platform for fostering inclusivity, promoting 2SLGBTQ+ rights, and honouring the achievements of all those who have fought for the rights of the community, Pride Month is proof of the strength, resilience, and courage of this community.

Ways to Support the Community

Spotlight: Angelica Ross

Business Woman

Angelica Ross is an actress, producer, businesswoman and transgender rights advocate. She has been an open member of the LGBTQ+ community since the age of 17 years old. Ross was a self-taught computer programmer and went on to become the founder and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises – a firm that helps employ the transgender community in the tech industry. She describes the goals of TransTech as including to foster skills in the technology industry, specifically for the transgender community. As the world became more digitized, Ross saw the opportunity for expanding remote working via telecommunication. In addition to this achievement, Ross was a featured speaker at the 2015 White House LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Summit. Additionally, on September 20, 2019, Ross hosted the 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on LGBTQ Issues, which made her the first openly transgender person to host an American presidential forum.