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LGBTQ+ Information and Resources

The Stonewall Riots- An Introduction

The Stonewall riots started a movement that would continue for years. Located in Greenwich Village on Christopher Street, the Stonewall Inn used to be a Mafia-run bar and shelter from the streets. On June 26th, 1969 there was a police raid at the bar which turned into a three day riot after patrons refused to leave. Years after the Stonewall riots, people still come to the inn and it remains a landmark and safe haven in New York City for people who are LGBTQ+ 

Information from pbs.org

 

The Stonewall Inn, New York City 2/16/20 | Sharon Mollerus | Flickr

The Stonewall Inn- Photo from Flickr by Sharon Mollerus

https://www.flickr.com/photos/clairity/49547670742

Pride Month in June

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Pride Flag Image from Wikimedia Commons Website

The pride flag is a rainbow flag that represents the LGBTQ+ community, and Gilbert Baker designed a rainbow flag in 1978 for the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day celebration. Since then, the pride flag has been a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community and represents diversity of LGBTQ+ people around the world. 

Source:Rainbow Flag from Wikipedia. Retrieved 7/29/22.

When the Stonewall Riots ended at the end of June 1969, it was decided years later in 1999 by former President Bill Clinton, that June should be Pride Month to celebrate the LGBT community. As time goes on, other countries are recognizing June as Pride Month. However, it remains a major celebration in the United States, with towns and cities having pride parades and events in the month of June.

Source: LGBTQ Pride on Wikipedia, retrieved 7/29/2022.

This video from PBS shows the history of the word "Gay" and how the use of the word has changed over time.

Books on LGBTQ+ Issues

Trans Issues in Sports

This YouTube Video from ABC News discusses the continuing issues of the transgender debate in sports.