Saturday, 28 June 1969 – The Spark that led to Pride Month

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Early on the morning of Saturday, 28 June 1969, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons rioted following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar at 43 Christopher Street, New York City. This riot and further protests and rioting over the following nights were the watershed moment in modern LGBT rights movement and the impetus for organizing LGBT pride marches on a much larger public scale.

On November 2, 1969, Craig Rodwell, his partner Fred Sargeant, Ellen Broidy, and Linda Rhodes proposed the first pride march to be held in New York City.
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Pride month 2017! (LGBTQ rant)

It’s pride month!!!! I hope everyone has an amazing month, show pride in who you are and be yourselves. Here’s a little rant that is kind of all over the place:) Remember that I love and support you all. Love wins!

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