~~June 28, 2017~~
It is so comforting to hear this voice associated to the topic that President Obama is speaking about.
The tone, the sense of protection, the equanimity, the strength.
All that we need to go on.
We must stand tall.
There’s no going back.
We will do so to honor those who came before us, for our generation and for the younger generation coming up.
We will do so also in gratitude to this amazing ally, President Obama!
By Brian McBride
Millions around the world took part in parades and marches in honor of National LGBTQ Pride Month, but these celebrations may not have been possible if not for a group of LGBTQ activists who 48 years ago stood up in a local New York bar and fought back against hate.
On June 28, 1969, when New York City police began again harassing LGBTQ patrons of the Stonewall Inn simply for congregating, those patrons decided they’d had enough. They began bravely fighting back against the consistent oppression and brutal intimidation they faced. From those early demonstrations grew a modern social movement determined to rid the nation of discrimination against all LGBTQ Americans.
Exactly one year later, the first Pride marches took place in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles to commemorate the anniversary of the historic stand against injustice at Stonewall.
The significance of the events at Stonewall, and their influence in shaping the national conversation surrounding LGBTQ equality in America, cannot be overstated. Last summer, then-President Obama acknowledged the historic contributions of the events of 1969 by designating the Stonewall Inn as the country’s first LGBTQ national monument, a place essential to telling the story of the LGBTQ community’s struggle for equality.
“We can’t rest, we gotta keep pushing for equality and acceptance and tolerance, but the arc of our history is clear,” said Obama.
“It’s an arc of progress and a lot of that progress can be traced back to Stonewall.”
The LGBTQ community hailed Obama’s announcement, which recognized what many consider the birthplace of the LGBTQ movement, providing a public acknowledgement of Stonewall’s much-deserved place in history.
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Though Stonewall’s legacy is cemented in history, LGBTQ progress remains on shaky ground in the Drumpf Era
HRC takes inspiration from the brave members of our community who stood up for themselves – and all of us – at Stonewall, and remains committed to ensuring all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are treated equality and with dignity under the law.
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~~Announcing the Stonewall National Monument~~
~~Published on Jun 24, 2016~~
“I’m designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America’s national parks system.
Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights. I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country – the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us. That we are stronger together. That out of many, we are one.”
~President Barack Obama~
On June 24, 2016 President Obama designated the site of the Stonewall uprising and birthplace of the modern LGBT civil rights movement the “Stonewall National Monument.”
This new monument is a testament to the diversity, inclusiveness, and individual freedom that make America great.
We ALL are ONE!!