The month of June was chosen for LGBTQ+ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June in 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the continuing fight for LGBTQ+ equality.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, when New Yorkers rioted in reaction to ongoing police harassment at LGBTQ+ community and social spaces.
- The LGBTQ Community is a Vital Part of American History
- A short history of trans people’s long fight for equality (~6 minute TED Talk)
- Did Marsha P. Johnson Start the 1969 Stonewall Riots? (~13 minute Video)
- How the Stonewall Riots Sparked a Movement (~4 minute video)
- Remembering 1969 Stonewall Rebellion participants Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson (~2 minute video)
- Gay and Proud (~12 minute video – Archival film of the first gay pride march in New York City, 1970)
- Remembering the Upstairs Lounge
- 2019 Lambda Literary Award Finalists