The anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising will be June 28th this year. On this date in 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village, a common practice in the 1950s and 1960s. This time, though, residents fought back. Riots ensued, and the beginning of the gay rights movement began.
This video provides some historical context about the struggle. This video contains images and language that may trigger strong emotions. Please consider this a trigger warning before viewing: