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LGBT Pride Month facts you should know

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 12: Stonewall Riots, Greenwich Village, New York, America - 28 Jun 1969 Stonewall Riots

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community worldwide celebrates June as LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots of June 1969, which paved the way for the gay liberation movement in both the United States and across the world. In the late '60s, New York had laws prohibiting homosexuality in public and private gatherings of the community were often raided. On June 28, 1969, a scuffle broke out between the patrons of Stonewall Inn at Greenwich Village and the police during such a raid, which resulted in three successive days of riots and protests. The incident received considerable media coverage and became the focal point for modern gay civil rights movement. 

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