LGBT persons have a long and proud history – and it’s filled with struggle and protests in order to get our basic rights. Like every October, it’s time to remember the ages past and check out some of the most important images that sent a powerful message to the world.
“The Stonewall riots (also referred to as the Stonewall uprising or the Stonewall rebellion) were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBT) community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. They are widely considered to constitute the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States.”
This is one of the most famous images of tragically murdered Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in San Francisco (and all of United States of America).