LGBTQ+ Pride Month the Stonewall Riots Equal Rights Gay History Project

Pride Month: Our Gloria Way

Introduction : the Origin of Pride Month And the Equal Rights We Ask For Traced Back to the Stonewall Riots

Pride Month is an annual event that takes place in June to celebrate the LGBTQ+. The origins of Pride Month can be traced back to the Stonewall Riots of 1969, a series of protests that took place in New York City and are widely considered to be the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement.The first LGBTQ+ Pride March took place in New York City on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Since then, Pride Month has become an annual celebration of LGBTQ+ rights and culture.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month the Stonewall Riots Equal Rights Gay History Project
LGBTQ+ Pride Month the Stonewall Riots Equal Rights Gay History Project

Rights: the Historic Struggle of Pride Month And New Standards We Brave People Made

As Francisco Lesbian and Gay History Project described: “Our letters were burned, our names blotted out, our books censored, our love declared unspeakable, our very existence denied.”
LGBTQ history is an umbrella term that captures the stories of strength and struggle of diverse individuals and cultures that have been considered nonnormative. It is the story of movements for justice; of moments of triumph and tragedy of brave people.

The 1950s political and popular rhetoric directly linked the survival of democracy to the suppression of LGBTQ life and visibility. It witnessed the emergence of the lesbian and gay homophile movement, through organizations such as the Daughters of Bilitis (lesbians) and the Mattachine Society (gay men).

LGBTQ+ Pride Month the Stonewall Riots Equal Rights Gay History Project
LGBTQ+ Pride Month the Stonewall Riots Equal Rights Gay History Project

Besides, Sexual Communities was the first to bring our attention to the critical contributions of these groups in the service of homosexual rights as Sexual Politics, written by Historian John D’Emilio’s, published in 1983.

Despite these efforts in creating a public stage of protest and visibility, drag queens and butch-femme lesbians would be left behind for a period. The gay rights and liberation movements as well as the lesbian coalitions that subsequently emerged via feminist activism constructed new standards of appropriate behavior for the LGBTQ community.

However, as LGBTQ became more visible, it also became more exclusive; those who were formerly included became marginalized by many lesbians and gay men. The high number of murders in the last few years of transgender women of color has not caused the same level of public outcry.

gender roles Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation LGBTQ Arosum
gender roles Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation LGBTQ Arosum

Dignity: Remember Pride Month And Fight For Our Rights to live, love, and thrive

Despite these moments of tragedy, despair, and sorrow, we should also mark those signifying LGBTQ resilience and triumphs. In the last two decades there have been a number of significant changes in legislation that have had a major impact on the everyday lives of LGBTQ people. It is a project in the making as we continue to excavate previously untold stories and pay attention to important moments as we move forward. LGBTQ have faced—and often continue to face—in our daily lives and demands for the right to live, love, and thrive.

In conclusion, Pride Month celebrates the LGBTQ+ and the progress that has been made in the fight for equality and rights. It is also a time to remember the origins of Pride Month and the ongoing struggle for LGBTQ+ rights. As we celebrate Pride Month, let us also commit to continuing the fight for equality and justice for all.

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