LGBT history month: Powerful images!

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.

Stonewall riots

Stonewall riots

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.”

Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk

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).

Marty Robinson and Tom Doerr. Doerr designed the Lambda symbol, and this image appeared on the cover of first gay weekly  newspaper in America.

Marty Robinson and Tom Doerr. Doerr designed the Lambda symbol, and this image appeared on the cover of first gay weekly newspaper in America.

Marriage of Jack Baker and Michael McConnell

Marriage of Jack Baker and Michael McConnell

RuPaul at 2009 Capital Pride

RuPaul at 2009 Capital Pride

 

 

 

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