LGBT rights 45 years after the Stonewall riots

June 27, 2014 4:46 PM

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LGBT rights 45 years after the Stonewall riots

NEW YORK -- On June 28, 1969, in a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in New York City, a police raid sparked rioting, in what became the genesis of the pride movement today.

Almost 45 years later, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations sponsored a commemoration with the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, actor Zachary Quinto, LGBT activist Bill Bahlman, and Alyx Steadman of the Trevor Project, a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotlin...

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