06/21/2014 10:26 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

45 Trailblazers Who Changed The World, From Pride 1969 To Pride 2014

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This year’s New York City Pride marks the 45th anniversary of the historic 1969 Stonewall riots.

At 1:20 a.m. on June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay dive in the New York’s Greenwich Village. The evening quickly turned from raid to riot, with patrons refusing to hand over identification and fighting back against authorities. Only one known photograph was taken during the night of the riots. It appeared on the front page of the New York Daily News the following day and depicts several homeless youth taking on the police.

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