World Pride 2019
The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration in Washington Square Park, followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. NYC Pride has continued this proud tradition by hosting the event in various locations throughout the city.
Timeline of LGBTQIA Rights in the US
1969 – Tired of being persecuted the LGBTQIA community fought back in what became known as The Stonewall Riots.
1970 – First Gay March in New York
2000- first bills were being passed to allow civil unions for LGBTQIA community but still a long way to go for complete equality.
2004 – First same sex marriage law passed in Massachusetts. But it was still banned in a lot of other states.
2010 – More progress made a same sex marriage equality.
2011 – New York legalises Same Sex Marriage
2015 – 46 years after the stonewall riots The Supreme Court ruled that same sex couple can marry nationwide.
Today we celebrate LGBTQIA rights all over the world and in the UK London Pride takes place this weekend. With celebrations to continue throughout the country all through the summer months. The fight for equality continues and we at Transformation support that and will continue to fight for the right to be who you are.