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June 28, 2019

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The Stonewall Inn raids and the history of Pride Month

It was a fairly routine police raid on a mafia-owned bar that catered to Greenwich Village’s carefully-closeted gay and lesbian clientele. But this raid, in the wee hours of the morning 50 years ago today, would lead to a week of skirmishes with police, rioting, protests ... and the birth of the Gay Pride movement.

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