HAPPY PRIDE MONTH, Stonewall Riots and the Birth of the LGBTQA+ movement

June 2019 marked the 50th anniversary since the Stonewall Riots turned a small New York City Greenwich Village gay bar into the birthplace of the gay revolution. The riots were instigated on June 28, 1969, by police harassing the patrons of the Stonewall Inn. The incident was soon followed by other, at times violent, demonstrations and protests by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer community and soon after, led to the formation of the Gay Liberation Front (https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/10/history-overlooked-gay-liberation-fr...) and the uprising for gay rights.
Many credit the Stonewall Riots for the birth of the LGBTQA+ movement so in 1999 June was declared Pride month. (https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/)

A Black trans woman, gay liberation activist and self-identified drag queen, Marsha P. Johnson, and her friend Sylvia Rivera, also a trans woman, played significant roles in the Stonewall uprising. Half a century later however, as the LGBTQA+ community still fights for equity, justice and opportunity, Black trans women continue to be victims of abuse and murder in communities across the country.

Today, while some believe Pride has lost some of its focus on the ongoing LGBTQA+ struggles, Pride is indeed a celebration of diversity and love in our communities.
There are various accounts of what triggered the Stonewall Riots, This History channel video outlines how the riots started and how they led to the gay rights movement (https://youtu.be/Q9wdMJmuBlA)

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