Pride Month events in Irvine and Orange County

June is Pride Month and Radiant Health Centers is proud to once again support the LGBTQ+ community in Orange County. During this annual event, LGBTQ+ people around the globe come together to uplift marginalized voices and raise awareness of issues affecting the community. At Radiant Health Centers we will join in the celebration of the incredible progress made by so many, and consider what can be done to continue to promote inclusivity.

Why Pride Month Matters for LGBTQ+ People in Orange County

Pride Month is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organizations to consider how to promote inclusivity, equity and diversity. From workplaces and schools to health services and community groups, LGBTQ+ individuals routinely face barriers to equality. With awareness at its highest during Pride Month, these groups and organizations are encouraged to reflect on how to foster a better environment for LGBTQ+ people.

Addressing the Ongoing Struggles for Equality

While much progress has been made over recent decades, frequent examples of discrimination throughout society still occur. Pride Month is a chance to celebrate the many achievements, along with the need to be aware of the continued need for improvements.

During Mental Health Awareness Month, we saw the impact of discrimination and inequality on the mental well-being of many in the LGBTQ+ community. Statistics indicate that over half of all LGBTQ+ women have experienced sexual harasment during their careers. Similarly, LGBTQ+ women are the most likely group to report microaggressions at work.

While change is an ongoing process, Pride Month provides individuals and organizations with the chance for open discussion, self-education and allyship. Fortunately, when the world is focused on the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month, change is more likely to occur.

How Groups Can Promote Inclusivity in Orange County

  • Develop policies detailing how your organization promotes inclusivity.
  • Create an open forum for LGBTQ+ people to discuss their needs.
  • Offer diversity training to foster better relations.
  • Ensure LGBTQ+ people with disabilities are not prevented from participation.

What Events Are Taking Place During Pride Month?

Pride Month 2022 features a wide variety of events. At Radiant Health Centers, we have our Pride Kick Off Happy Hour on Thursday, June 23rd. Join us for a chance to socialize and prepare yourself for the OC Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 25th. With the many events taking place during June, OC Pride is the best place to stay up-to-date with the busy calendar.

Access LGBTQ+ Medical Care in Orange County

Radiant Health Centers provides STD testing, HIV treatment, counseling, social services and more for the LGBTQ+ community in Orange County. We provide confidential visits at our Irvine clinic or through our telehealth facilities. To contact us, call (949) 809-5700 or request an appointment now.