Archive for June, 2019

Pittsburgh Council Members Honor Stonewall Riots: 50th Anniversary with Press Conference

Pittsburgh Council Members Honor Stonewall Riots: 50th Anniversary with Press Conference

Pittsburgh, PA- Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25th at 9:00 a.m. on the City-County Building’s Portico, City Councilperson Erika Strassburger and Council President Bruce A. Kraus will stand in solidarity with community leaders to honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a landmark event in the struggle for LGBTQIA+ rights. Also, Councilperson Strassburger, Council President Kraus, and the City’s Commission on Human Relations will announce the introduction of legislation to strengthen local protections against discrimination based[Read More…]

The first Pride was a a riot? Really?

The first Pride was a a riot? Really?

It isn’t hard to find memes and T-shirt’s, that announce Pride month by claiming that “the first Pride march was a riot.” This is true in some regards and misleading in others. We celebrate Pride in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots in New York City. A police raid on the Stonewall Inn in the early morning hours of June 28th, 1969 set off riots over multiple nights and is considered today to be the[Read More…]

June 7, 2019 0 comments Activism, Gay Pride
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