Stonewall Inn was a secret meeting place for the LGBT community
Back in the late 1970’s, public homosexuality was illegal as the government targeting people in the LGBT community. As homosexuality was classified as a mental disorder, many individuals were forced to undergo therapy or into the mental hospital.
A local raid from the police entered the Stonewall Inn, a local bar in Manhattan. As the place was usually filled with people in the LGBT community, the police would often conduct raids. These raids let to arrests and police brutality.
However in 1969, the LGBT group fought against the police , starting three days of riots of the modern-day movement of LGBT rights.
Two Black transgender Women helps start the Stonewall Conflict.
Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson were both said to have lead the Stonewall conflict. While Rivera was pushed out of the LGBT movement, there support should never have been forgotten. Recent talks have accused the LGBT movement to become “less black, more white.”
Bisexual activist organized the first Gay Parade.
After the Stonewall Riot, Brenda Howard, a bisexual gay right’s activist, organized a freedom of pride parade. She created the full-week festivities of the Pride festival. Howard dedicated herself to be working on behalf on the anti-war, feminist, and LGBT causes.
Only two U.S. presidents have acknowledged the LGBT community
As Bill Clinton was the first president to issue a Pride LGBT proclamation, President Obama has continued to issue one every year since his start in the white house. George W. Bush on the other hand never attempted to do so.
The original Pride Flag had two more colors
Since its creation in the 1970, the pride flag had multi-colored stripes with eight colors. Each has a special meaning. The red meant life, hot pink for sexuality, green stood for nature, indigo stood for harmony, violet stood for spirit, yellow stood for sun and orange stood for healing. Later on, the flag was cut down to six colors, removing the turquoise and hot pink.