June is pride month, an important time to recognize and consider the past and present struggles that LGBTQ people have had to endure.
On June 28, 1969 the New York Police Department conducted a raid on the Stonewall Inn. At the time, the Stonewall Inn was one of the few locations openly accepting of the gay community in New York. Outrage at the raid resulted in neighborhood residents, staff and customers rioting in the streets outside. Over the next six days protests occurred with demands for a place in New York where LGBTQ people could be open without fear. One