The Origins of Pride
Pride is a celebration where LGBTQIA+ people and allies gather to remember and celebrate; however, it is important to remember the origins of Pride. In June of 1969, LGBTQ+ people stood together in protest for six days after a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a gay club, located in Greenwich Village in New York City.
The Stonewall riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, sparked the turning point for Gay Rights in the United States and around the world. This led to the first Pride marches a year later in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago where thousands of LGBTQ+ people gathered to commemorate Stonewall and demonstrate for equal rights.