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Explained: Why Pride Month matters, and the role of the Stonewall Inn riots | Explained News,The Indian Express

Explained: Why Pride Month matters, and the role of the Stonewall Inn riots | Explained News,The Indian Express

The month of June is now commemorated as Pride Month, with inclusive parades, marches, festivals, and workshops to spread awareness about, celebrate, and acknowledge queer history, and to create an accepting space.

Written by Jayati Tripathi

A landmark in queer history was reached more than fifty years ago, when riots erupted at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, giving birth to the current celebration of Pride Month and the institutionalisation of the international LGBTQIA+ movement.

The month of June is now commemorated as Pride Month, with inclusive parades, marches, festivals, and workshops to spread awareness about, celebrate, and acknowledge queer history, and to create an accepting space.

America in the 50s and 60s

Transgressing societal norms of heterosexuality was met with suspicion and anger in the 1950s and 60s, and public demonstrations of homosexuality were considered a criminal offence in the majority of American states.

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-why-pride-month-matters-and-the-role-of-the-stonewall-inn-riots-7975447/


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