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HISTORY OF PRIDE
LGBT Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.
Early on the morning of Saturday June 28, 1969, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons rioted following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, NYC. The Stonewall was a gay bar which catered to an assortment of patrons, but which was popular with the most marginalized people in the gay community: transvestites, transgender people, effeminate young men, hustlers, and homeless youth.
After the Stonewall riots, gays and lesbians in NYC faced gender, race, class, and generational obstacles to becoming a cohesive community. Within six months, two gay activist organizations were formed in New York, concentrating on confrontational tactics, and three newspapers were established to promote rights for gays and lesbians. Within a few years, gay rights organizations were founded across the U.S. and the world. On June 28, 1970, the first gay pride marches took place in New York, LA, San Francisco, and Chicago commemorating the anniversary of the riots.
HOUSTON PRIDE PARADE
In our hometown of Houston, our Pride parade is being held on June 23rd, 2018 from 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm.
PARADE ROUTE: Begins at Smith and Lamar, Continues down Smith St until Walker where it will make a right turn, continues down Walker until Milam St until Jefferson St.