45 Years Ago, A Movement Was Born: Why The Stonewall Riots Matter

June 28, 2014 8:20 PM

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45 Years Ago, A Movement Was Born: Why The Stonewall Riots Matter

Forty-five years ago today, in a small tavern in New York City, history was made. The Stone Wall Riots not only sparked a movement, but changed history and, eventually, helped millions of people embrace their true identity.

All isn’t perfect of course as just 19 states have full marriage equality, and Congress has yet to take action on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination against employees based on sexual-orientation or gender identity.

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