48th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in NY

On this day in history…

The Stonewall Uprising began at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan. The community remembers this day as one of the first movements towards queer equality.

Please watch this video for more info on the event that changed the course of LGBTQ+ advocacy forever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B40AHBY4mNM&feature=youtu.be

Please be warned, there is cursing in the video! This is the best video that explains the event and the major figures behind it, so that’s why we chose to feature it. (Note: Janet Mock, one of my idols, speaks for a little bit in this video!)

This is an essential part pf LGBTQ+ history, and we mourn the fact that most times, queer youth have to teach the facts of their ancestry to themselves. There is no chapter on the Stonewall Uprising in school history books.

As Stacy Lentz, prominent lesbian activist and co-owner of the Stonewall Inn, mentions in the video, “You have you Stonewall 1969 moment right now to stand up and come out and march and fight back.”

With love,
LPP Team Leader Alyssa

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