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June 28, 1970, one year after Stonewall, a number of activists launched the Christopher Street Liberation Day March, later known as the NYC Pride Parade. The idea caught on, and today LGBTQ communities across the world celebrate Pride Month in June.
We hope this guide will help you explore resources on LGBTQ history, culture, and advocacy.
This timeline is adapted from the PBS' Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement timeline. It runs from 1924 to 2015, highlighting specific instances of struggles and triumphs in the LGBTQ+ movement to get equal rights and recognition in the U.S..
Hear from some of the people who were part of the Stonewall Uprising and the Gay Liberation Movement using the tabs in this box. The videos provided are primary sources from the Stonewall National Monument's Oral History Project.
A Brief History of Stonewall
The Stonewall Uprising began on June 28th, 1969 after the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village. As police roughly arrested patrons, some fought back. Neighborhood residents joined in the protest. Protests and violent clashes with police continued over the next 6 days. One year later, to commemorate the uprising and express pride in their community, a number of activists launched the Christopher Street Liberation Day March, later known as the NYC Pride Parade. The idea caught on, and today LGBTQ+ communities across the world celebrate Pride Month in June.
Below you can find some other Stonewall resources, talking about the history and the creation of the mythos surrounding the event and how it sparked revolution.
LGBTQ+ archives and museums offer access to primary sources, allowing you to hear directly from those involved in activism and organizing in the LGBTQ+ community over time. These repositories exist all over the United States. Examples include:
For many more libraries, archives, and museums check out Brown University's LGBTQ Center
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