LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated annually in June in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising is considered the tipping point for the LGBTQ liberation movement in the United States. On June 28, 1970, the first Pride March took place in New York City to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The Pride March is celebrated annually and globally on the last Sunday of June. Pride Month is dedicated to celebrate, advocate and educate on LGBTTQI+ issues globally. It has also served as a time to honor those lost to hate crimes, HIV/AIDS, or lack of access to medicine and health services (Library of Congress, 2021).
On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Cort struck down the ban on same-sex marriage in all 50 states, including some U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. This resulted in the legalization of same-sex marriages and the requirement to honor out-of-state same-sex marriage licenses (Britannica, 2020).
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Stonewall Uprising | Available at Kanopy
Description: "In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. Such raids were not unusual in the late 1960s, an era when homosexual sex was illegal in every state but Illinois. That night, however, the street erupted into violent protests and demonstrations that lasted for the next six days.
The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world."
Paris is Burning | Available at Kanopy
Description: "Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City's African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, PARIS IS BURNING offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion "houses," from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women--including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza--PARIS IS BURNING brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community"
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