Early Saturday morning on June 28, 1969, police staged a raid at the Stonewall Inn, a mafia-run gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood. Unlike the many previous raids that had taken place at the Christopher Street establishment, this one inspired the bar's patrons to fight back. The Stonewall Riots, as the days-long protest became known, is credited as the spark that ignited the modern-day LGBTQ-rights movement. Pride this year will mark 50 years since The Stonewall Riots. We are already hard at work curating a year of celebration, education, art and queer culture in honor of that anniversary. It will be here before we know it!
How will you honor those that came before us?