The First Pride Was a Riot

Photo by Delia Giandeini on Unsplash.

June 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions. How are people continuing to celebrate despite the coronavirus pandemic?

People are drawing comparisons between the Stonewall uprising and the Black Lives Matter movement with sentiments like “Pride began with a protest” or “the first Pride was a riot.” How does the historical significance of Stonewall influence or support the Black Lives Matter movement?

Who were some of the early pioneers of the gay rights movement? What were their stories?

John Ward, photographed by Jackie Ricciardi for Bostonia Magazine.

In the landmark case, the Supreme Court just ruled in favor for gay and transgender rights in the workplace. How will this decision transform what it means to have an equitable workspace for all, and what work still needs to be done when it comes to future legislation?

How can folks continue to lend their support to the LGBTQ+ community during Pride month and beyond?



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