A Call for Solidarity: Pride in Action
During June, the LGBTQ+ community around the world celebrates Pride. June 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Gay Pride march in U.S. history, originally called Christopher Street Liberation Day. It was held in recognition of the first anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village. Such raids were frequent and often resulted in physical and psychological violence to the patrons and employees of queer establishments. These abuses reflected the era’s homophobic attitudes: it was illegal in most states to be gay.
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