This is a big milestone for gay pride this year as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York, when the modern LGBT rights movement was born.
In June 1969, the patrons of the Stonewall Inn, mourning the death of Judy Garland, resisted the routine police raids and harassment and rioted for 3 days and nights. The event caught worldwide media attention and the following year, 1970, the first gay pride march was held in New York.
During the 1970s pride events spread throughout the Western world and Dublin has its first pride march in 1983 in reaction to the verdict of the trial of the killers of Declan Flynn, a gay man who was murdered in Fairview Park.
Personally, I’ll be out of the country for the Dublin pride march and party (it’s a big piss up anyway which I avoid) but I’ve marched in Pride events before and it’s important to mark Pride to show how far we have come, to remember where we came from, out of the shadows and our closets, and to show solidarity with LGBT people in intolerant and oppressive regimes around the world.
Last edited by JupiterKid; 10-06-2019 at 22:48.