Happy Pride! You may have noticed the increased use of the rainbow flag as businesses across the globe are also celebrating, that's because all month long, we are celebrating our friends and family in the LGBTQ+ community.

El Paso has a great lineup of Pride events and lots of businesses are joining in on the Pride fun, including the El Paso Zoo Society! For Pride month, the El Paso Zoo Society is re-releasing their "Hear Me Roar" t-shirt for their "Hear Us Roar With Pride" campaign!

Back by popular demand, the El Paso Zoo Society is re-releasing their 2018 Hear Me Roar shirt as they celebrate all walks of life. The shirt is available through bonfire.com, and is $20.99 and it's available as a tank or shirt in black or white.

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Your purchase will help the El Paso Zoo Society continue their mission of supporting the El Paso Zoo and conservation! It doesn't get any wilder than that!

If you're wondering why we celebrate Pride in June? That's because the origin of Pride month dates back to the Stonewall Riots in June of 1969. During this time, a gay club called Stonewall Inn in NYC was raided by police. A nearby crowd, notably consisting of trans people of color as well as other people within the LGBTQ+ community, grew restless and began to fight back. That incident fanned the flame into what continues to be an ongoing fight for healthcare and human rights for the LGBTQ+ community.

Pride is for everyone who celebrates their loved ones in the LGBTQ+ community and is all about love. Have a happy and fabulous Pride at the El Paso Zoo and at these great Pride events around El Paso!

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