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Supporting 50 Years of Pride

What were the Stonewall Riots?

The riots were prompted by a raid that took place during the early morning, at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. The LGBTQ community held a series of spontaneous, often violent, demonstrations to protest against the raid and calling for the establishment of places that gays and lesbians could go and be open about their sexual orientation. In such places there should be no fears of being arrested. The riots served as a catalyst for the rights of LGBT people, and, within 6 months, 2 gay activist groups had formed in New York. Over the years since the event, many gay rights organisations have been formed. Not just in the US, but around the world.

 
Image Credit: Diana Davies | The New York Public Library

 


What is LGBTQ or Gay Pride?

Pride is a movement that celebrates sexual diversity. For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people, it is a way of protesting about discrimination and violence. It promotes their dignity, equal rights, self-affirmation and is a way of increasing society’s awareness of the issues they face.

The History of Pride

Known as the “Mother of Pride”, it was Brenda Howard who coordinated the first LGBTQ Pride march. As well as sparking the idea for a week of events around Pride Day. These events then developed into the annual LGBTQ celebrations held every June.

There is so much fascinating history behind Pride and the events that followed the Stonewall Riots. If you’re interested in reading up, a good place to start is Wikipedia.

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