The June LGBT celebration honors the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which occurred in New York City in 1969.
The Stonewall Riots
The Stonewall riots, were a series of spontaneous protests by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.
The patrons of the Stonewall and other bars fought back against the police for 6 days between June 28 – July 3.
The riots are widely considered the watershed event that transformed fight for LGBT rights in the United States.
The first gay pride marches took place in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York & San Francisco on June 28 1970 to mark the first anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.
Today, LGBT Pride events are held annually in June in honor of the Stonewall riots.
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