CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- June 1 marked the beginning of Pride Month and a local nonprofit is celebrating all month long with a series of events and gatherings.

Cville Pride is a fully volunteer-based organization, and it's pushing a message of coexistence this month.

Elena Michaels, the group's vice president, explains how it plans to celebrate.

"We are looking at this time to reunite and reconnect and reintroduce ourselves and that's something that will spread not just throughout this National Pride Month, but into the rest of the summer, fall, and into 'pride season' which in Virginia is September," she said.

For a schedule of events throughout this month and more information, click here