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1969

1969-06-28Stonewall Riots

In the early morning hours of Saturday, New York City police raid the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. Patrons fought back against the police and rioting ensued, continuing for several nights. The Stonewall Riots are credited with inaugurating a new militant era of LGBT politics described as the “gay liberation” movement. The commemoration of the event with Pride Marches and Parades each year has become a global event.

 

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