Let’s talk pride. The Stonewall Riots, as the days-long protest became known, is credited as the spark that ignited the modern-day LGBTQ-rights movement.
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When did pride start?
Early on the morning of Saturday, June 28, 1969, LGBTQ people rioted following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City. The Stonewall Inn was a gay bar which catered to an assortment of patrons, but which was popular with the most marginalized people in the gay community: transvestites, transgender people, effeminate young men, hustlers, and homeless youth.
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“I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You’re not scared. You’re an asshole.”-Morgan Freeman
What To Do For LGBT Pride Month?
The commemorative month is meant to recognize the sweeping impact that LGBT individuals, advocates, and allies have on history in the United States and around the globe, according to the Library of Congress.
Reach out to those in marginalized communities. Get comfortable with those among us you think are different from you.
If this post was a tweet what would it say?
Love who you love like it’s nobodies business!