Tag Archive | Stonewall Inn

US: NYPD apologises for Stonewall raid 1969

US: NYPD apologises for Stonewall raid 1969

(Reuters) – The New York Police Department on Thursday apologised for the first time for the raid on the Stonewall Inn gay bar 50 years ago, and anti-gay laws of the time, that gave rise to the modern LGBT rights movement, describing them as discriminatory and oppressive. Gay rights advocates welcomed the apology, which they […]

Victory As New York Paddy’s Day Parade Ban on Gay Groups Lifted

Victory As New York Paddy’s Day Parade Ban on Gay Groups Lifted

Irish Queers have announced that an Irish LGBTQ group will finally be able to march in next year’s NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade! They say that they “are happy and relieved to announce that, after 25 years of struggle, we have won! The NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade has dropped its bigoted ban: an Irish […]

U.S.: President Obama Announces June LGBT Pride Month

U.S.: President Obama Announces June LGBT Pride Month

In what is steadily on the way to becoming a new American tradition, President Barack Obama has officially announced June to be LGBT Pride Month across the United States. The Presidential Proclamation on LGBT Pride Month – which can be read in full below – was announced by the White House yesterday, on the eve […]