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June 28, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of The Stonewall Riots and is recognized as the spark for the blaze that has become the modern Gay Rights Movement. In the 1950's & 1960's, Homosexuality was illegal in 49 of the 50 States in the USA. The one exception was Illinois which repealed its sodomy laws in 1961.

During this time, members of the gay community were subjected to violence, harassment and discrimination by society. In major cities like New York, gay bars were havens for those with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Locations like the Stonewall Inn located on Christopher Street served as popular refuges from harassment and violence. While gay bars were safer, they still were not safe. Many like the Stonewall Inn were owned by the Mafia who regularly extorted wealthy patrons with threats of outing them to their employers and families. The Mafia bribed local law enforcement to look the other way and made their profits by overcharging the patrons of their bars. Despite the bribes, gay bars were still regularly raided by police and charged with Solicitation of Homosexual Relations. Trans and other gender non-conforming people were also targeted, subjected to violence and arrested if they were not wearing what the police deemed "gender appropriate" clothing.

In the early morning hours of June 28th, 1969, nine police officers led a raid on the Stonewall Inn with more than 200 hundred patrons in attendance. This was the second raid on the same bar in a week. While accounts vary, it is believed that a drag king by the name of Stormé DeLarverie was being roughly handled by police. She struggled against their force and she shouted that her handcuffs were too tight. After her shout, they struck her in the head with a baton. She looked out at the gathered crowd and reportedly yelled, "Why don't you guys do something?" At this point, it is believed that Marsha P. Johnson, an African American transgendered drag queen threw the first brick at police as she led the vanguard that began the riot, along with Zazu Nova and Jackie Hormona. The police, finding themselves heavily outnumbered, reportedly sheltered inside the Stonewall Inn when it was then torched by rioters. Additional police reinforcements arrived and the trapped officers were able to escape. By that time, the rioting crowd had swelled to several hundred from the surrounding neighborhood and bars. The rioting lasted for four days, with thousands joining the riot by the second day, as word spread through the communities of what was happening.

Immediately following the riots, the Gay Liberation Front was formed to publicly advocate for equal gay rights. The group also heavily fought against militarism, racism, and sexism in addition to advocating for equal rights for gay, transgender and gender non-conforming people. They were also responsible for organizing and hosting the 1st Gay Pride Parade which took place on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, known as Christopher Street Liberation Day. This annual event originated from the need to remain relevant, reach a greater number of people, and encompass the ideas and ideals of the larger struggle. Up until 1969, there were only approximately 60 gay rights groups in the United States, but within one year of Stonewall, gay advocacy groups totaled in the range of 1500. The riots spawned from a raid on a bar became a symbolic call to arms for many people and that call is still being heard today.

Pride may have begun as a movement among the LGBTQ+ community and our allies, but the things we fight for aren't defined by our sexuality or gender. Pride, at its core, is about civil rights and equality. History tells us that "Separate but Equal" only serves to alienate and disenfranchise people. No person should be made to feel less than. That is not equality. No person should be subjected to violence, harassment, or discrimination. That is not equality. No person should live in fear. Equality does not remove anyone's rights. We come together today to unify in celebration of the pride that we have in ourselves, the pride that we have for one another, and the pride in what we can accomplish together. Be who you are. It is time that we take a stand. It is not a single action, but a daily challenge to stand up to inequality, hate, and injustice. Pride is a celebration of self-expression and self-realization that encompasses ALL people from every walk of life imaginable. Pride is standing up. It is owning who you are and what you stand for. It is being you. It is your identity. It is organic. It grows within you and must be nurtured. It is meant to be explored, shared, and celebrated. YOU are meant to be celebrated.

We come together today to unify in celebration of you. Be who you are. With this message in mind, it is D.O.'s absolute pleasure to welcome you to HEX Pride 2019!


 

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