What happened in Stonewall?

At some point in our life it has happened or will happen to us that we are going to find ourselves at a point where something is enough, in which we touch the end and we do not want to tolerate something that happens, something that they say or do to us. The Stonewall rebellion is a historic moment for a community that has been excluded and ignored over the years, the LGBT + community.

The Stonewall Revolt consisted of a series of spontaneous and violent demonstrations in protest against a police raid that took place in the early morning of June 28, 1969, in the pub known as Stonewall Inn, located in the New York neighborhood of Greenwich Village. Police raids on gay bars were routine during the 1960s, but police officers suddenly lost control of the situation at the Stonewall Inn and drew a crowd, causing them to rebel. The tension between the NYPD and the LGBT + residents of Greenwich Village led to more protests the following afternoon, and on several nights afterward. In a matter of weeks, Village residents quickly organized into activist groups to focus efforts to establish places for the community to openly manifest their sexual orientation without fear of arrest.

In the aftermath of the Stonewall riots, New York gays and lesbians faced generational, class and gender obstacles to building a cohesive community. Within six months, two activist organizations had been created in New York to hold confrontational protests, and three newspapers were also founded to promote rights for the LGBT + community. Within a few years, gay rights organizations were founded throughout the United States and internationally. On June 28, 1970, the first gay pride marches took place in the cities of New York and Los Angeles, commemorating the anniversary of the riots. Over time, other cities were organizing similar marches. Today pride rallies are held annually around the world towards the end of June to commemorate the Stonewall riots.

This moment in history will never be forgotten, we are at a time when acceptance, tolerance and love for others is something more common. However, every day there is someone who feels left out or feels bad about being different. Today at 123pormi we want to remind you of something that we believe and that is that you love difference, love others regardless of their gender, identity, race, culture, religion or any other distinction. We are all human beings, we are people who want to be accepted, admired and loved, let us give this to others and we will reach the point where we will be a community full of difference, but of love.

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