I send the whole MSM Community this Happy Pride message! Each year in June, the United States celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. Other countries also celebrate Pride during June, but also other times throughout the year.
From the History Channel:
The Stonewall Riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, began in the early hours of June 28, 1969 when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. The raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement outside the bar on Christopher Street, in neighboring streets and in nearby Christopher Park. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.
As you can see, there has been a lot of progress since the Stonewall Riots, but there is much to do. It was only six years ago today that marriage became legal in all states and it has only been legal in New York for the past ten years. Twenty states still provide no civil rights protections for LGBTQIA+ people and the Supreme Court has not ruled on such a prohibition to date. But, this month we celebrate the movement toward equality and inclusion in our country! If you wish to participate in any of the events today or tomorrow, you may want to visit this webpage:
MSM President James Gandre
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