Pride Was A Riot — And LGBTQ Demonstrators Around The World Are Still Fighting For Equality
The first Pride marches were held in 1970, a year after the Stonewall riots in New York City. Over the last 50 years, Pride has turned from a solemn response to police brutality and discrimination against the LGBTQ community into a celebration of what it means to be queer.
Rights for the LGBTQ community in the United States have come a long way — but that isn't the case everywhere in the world.
People's rights are still quashed by anti-LGBTQ governments, and in countries like Iran, Myanmar, and Uganda, being...