LGBT Pride Month is a month, typically in June, dedicated to celebration and commemoration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride. Pride Month began after the Stonewall Uprising, a series of gay liberation protests in 1969, and has since spread outside of the United States. Read more about the Stonewalll Uprising in the section below.
Pride Flag courtesy of Jernej Furman on Flickr.
The Stonewall Uprising (or Stonewall Riots) consisted of a series of spontaneous demonstrations that occurred after a violent police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay tavern in New York City, on June 28, 1969. This uprising is considered a pivotal event which led to the Gay Liberation Movement.
Stonewall National Monument - The first official National Parks Service unit dedicated to telling the story of LGBT Americans.
Stonewall National Museum Archives and Library - One of the largest gay archives and libraries in the United States, turning 50 years old this year.
Stonewall Uprising Interviews - The Stonewall Uprising Interviews Collection is comprised of 48 raw interviews from the American Experience documentary of the same name.
Stonewall Then and Now - Harvard scholars reflect on the history and legacy of the milestone gay-rights demonstrations triggered by a police raid at a dive bar in Manhattan.