Pride Month Special | Stonewall riots explained
It all started with the eight policemen raiding the Stonewall Inn. The police proceeded with checking ID, arresting a few individuals but the usual script of torturing and harassment changed when the community members fought back.
In this video, we will talk about what is special about the Pride month, the history behind it and what it means for the community. In the 1960s, raiding and storming the gay bars and torturing the LGBTQ community was not new for the New York police department. This was going on since the queers started making their presence felt in the public spaces. But on June 28, 1969, something changed.