It’s time once again to remember the Stonewall riots – the powerful uprising on 28 June 1969 that are the reason Pride Month is held in June each year.

On 28 June 1970, the very first Pride marches were held in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. These marches were a direct response to the police raid on a queer bar exactly a year before.

That 1969 police raid on a New York City bar sparked the Stonewall riots, and what would become the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement.

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