For Pride Month, which wraps up today, the AFL-CIO has been spotlighting various LGBTQ Americans who have worked -- and continue to work -- at the intersection of civil and labor rights.
Earlier this month, they profiled Aimee Stephens, Gerald Lynn Bostock and Donald Zarda, the three plaintiffs in the 2020 Supreme Court cases that led to the landmark decision protecting the workplace rights of LGBTQ Americans. All three sued, claiming they were fired because of their sexuality; the cases were combined and earlier this month the Supreme Court sided with the LGBTQ workers, saying that firing them because of their sexuality was a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Supreme Court extended protections to millions of LGBTQ Americans because three individuals—Aimee Stephens, Gerald Lynn Bostock and Donald Zarda—faced discrimination and refused to accept it. That's the type of courage that Pride Month celebrates.
Read more here on the AFL-CIO blog.