Fifty years ago, the New York Police Department attempted to raid the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street, a safe haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer patrons. But the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 saw a change in the course of history when those New Yorkers fought back and started the multi-day uprising that we now know as the Stonewall Riots, led by transgender and lesbian activists of color, including Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Stormé Delarverie. This moment marked the start of our modern LGBTQ rights movement. We are proud to announce that this Pride, the Center will be looking back on this history, and marching forward in the footsteps of our elders.
This year’s Hudson Valley Pride March & Festival will take place on June 2nd, 2019 in New Paltz, NY. Go to LGBTQcenter.org/pride for more information.
During the month of June the Center hosts over a dozen events and activities in honor and celebration of Pride Month and there are plenty of ways to get involved. Go to LGBTQcenter.org/pride for the full list of Pride Month events.