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Pride 2019

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. 

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Scott Ballew, a long-time Austin resident who now lives in Texas' Rio Grande Valley. Scott works in publishing and his personal life is focused on supporting arts and charitable fundraising.