Stonewall Inn 50th Anniversary | Photo credit: The Stonewall Inn
In 2016 President Barack Obama designated the Stonewall Inn as a national landmark, recognizing the historic importance for our gay rights and struggles over the last half-century. Since the 1969 uprising in Greenwich Village, the U.S. has enacted anti-discrimination protections, allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military and legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
As Stonewall’s 50th anniversary approaches we want people to see it not only as a time of reflection but also as an opportunity to honor all those who came before us by continuing this fight. We at the Stonewall Inn are proud to help keep a living, breathing piece of history alive. We will continue our activism and hope that the revolution that started there back in 1969 continues onward. As World Pride comes to New York for Stonewall 50, we hope to remind the world and the younger LGBTI generation of LGBTI members that knowing our past is what allows us to change our future. ~ Stacy Lentz @GayStarNews