Why LGBT Pride Matters Now, More Than Ever

06/16/2011 06:26 pm ET | Updated Aug 16, 2011

Pride has come a long way from its conception in the Fall of 1969, when a group of organizers from New York City drafted a resolution for a demonstration the following June. The event would honor the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a violent clash between patrons of a gay bar and New York police earlier that year.


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