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June is the month of pride, where we come together to celebrate and embrace the LGBTQ+ community, as well as pay tribute to those in the Stonewall riots.
As we reach the end of Pride Month we've taken a look back at the history.
In New York on June 28th, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village. As a result, staff, bar patrons and
residents in the neighbourhood rioted for over six days with protests and clashes. The protests were to demand establishments where LGBTQ+ people could go and be open about their sexual orientation without fear of arrest.
The following year, on June 28th, Brenda Howard organised the first official Pride parade. The parade sees supporters march from
Greenwich Village (same location as the Stonewall Inn) to Central Park.
June 28th has now been officially marked Pride Day, and annually millions of people come together to celebrate it in diferent ways,
including rallies, pride parades, parties and countless other traditions.
The community takes huge pride in the movement, there’s always something you can get involved in.
Here at Ignite we are very proud to have a diverse community and celebrate everyone within their differences. We hope you have had a great celebratory Pride month.