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43rd Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

The riots inspired LGBT people throughout the country to organize in support of gay rights, and within two years after the riots, gay rights groups had been started in nearly every major city in the United States.

Tonight at 8pm  the  top of Church Street in Burlington, Vermont at the UU Church. Pride Vermont is holding a non-sectarian, non-political memorial service commemorating the 43rd Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the raid on a New York City gay bar that sparked the modern movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. All equality-minded Vermonters are invited.

At the time, there were not many places where people could be openly gay. New York had laws prohibiting homosexuality in public, and private businesses and gay establishments were regularly raided and shut down. Can you imagine hiding and sneaking around all the time. Not able to express yourself. We have a lot of folks to Thank for right that we have today!

The picture above was from the Stonewall Celebration that was held at the Flynn Space back in 2010 and we were asked to be part of this Celebration and again this year we are Proud to take part in Pride Vermont  non-sectarian, non-political memorial service commemorating the 43rd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

As a foreign exchange student from Mississippi I am Proud to live here in Vermont! After this event come and join the House of LeMay for a Cocktail at Three Needs at 185 Pearl Street it is just up and across the street! All are Welcome!

 

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