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When Is Pride Month? Origins and Traditions Explained

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according to Library of Congress (LOC).Few establishments welcomed LGBTQ+ people in 1950s and 1960s in the United States and those venues were considered illegal.

The venues that did accommodate LGBTQ+ people were often owned by the Mafia during that time, due to their illegal nature.The Stonewall Uprising was a pivotal moment for the Gay Liberation Movement in America.

They were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by gay activists in response to a police raid that began in the early morning of June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn, in Greenwich Village, New York.Stonewall patrons, as well as clientele from other Greenwich Village gay and lesbian bars, fought back against the police when they became violent.

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