Gay Pride Marks 45 Years Since Stonewall Riots

June 29, 2014 2:20 PM

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Gay Pride Marks 45 Years Since Stonewall Riots

Gay pride festivities across the country on Sunday are honoring the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the demonstrations that kickstarted the modern-day LGBT movement in 1969.

In 1969, a violent confrontation between raiding police and the patrons of the Stonewall Inn bar ignited a number of protests in New York City and helped galvanize the formation of some LGBT activist groups. And over four decades later, millions across the U.S. will join in Pride events.

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