Did You Know?
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.
Click here to learn more about the history of Pride Month.
Another notable celebration during the month of June is Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This year, Juneteenth will be observed on Monday, June 19. To learn more about the history of Juneteenth, visit https://www.juneteenth.com/.
My experience at VA Western was excellent. The flexibility of the classes made it possible for me to earn an Associate’s degree over the course of two pregnancies. Additionally, once I finished my degree I was able to seamlessly transfer to a four-year institution where I went on to complete a Bachelor’s degree. My time at VA Western gave me the confidence and education I needed to make that goal possible. I will always think back fondly on those years!