QUEER VOICES
06/28/2013 02:05 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

44th Anniversary Of The Stonewall Inn Riots And The Gay Rights Movement

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Today marks the 44th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Inn Riots in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City.

The birthplace of the gay rights movement, The Stonewall has been the preferred location for celebration (or commiseration) anytime something significant happens regarding LGBT rights and this once again proved to be true this past week as thousands packed the street in front of the legendary bar to celebrate marriage equality.

Here's to the queers, misfits, trans people, drag queens, homeless LGBT youth and everyone else present who led the fight starting in the early morning hours on June 28, 1969. They are the reason we have Pride in the first place and our community and our country couldn't have made its historic leaps without you.

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