June is considered the Pride Month for the LGBT community, being an especial date to fight for the rights of homosexual people

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, or Gay Pride Month, and is when LGBT communities around the world come together and celebrate the freedom to be themselves.

The rallies and marches that this community holds, have their roots in the arduous history of minority groups that have struggled decades to overcome prejudice and be accepted for who they are.

It all began with Stonewall uprising in June 1969 in New York, which gave impetus to the gay rights movement.

It is also aimed at anyone who feels that their sexual identity is outside the mainstream, although many heterosexual people join the community as well.

How did it begin?

On June 28, 1969, at a bar called the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located in Greenwich in New York, police raided the place and began removing clients from the bar.

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Patrons resisted arrest while others threw bottles and coins at the officers. The community, having suffered from harassment for years, erupted into neighborhood riots for three days.

The uprising became an emerging movement fighting for gay rights as organizations formed, modeled after the civil rights movement and the women’s rights movement.