Gay & Lesbian Pride Day

In 2000, US President Bill Clinton proclaimed June ‘Gay & Lesbian Pride Month’ in an effort to create a society “more inclusive and accepting of gays and lesbians.” Pride Months is also recognised in many countries around the world.

It was in June 1969, that the ‘Stonewall Revolution’ took place and effectively began the modern movement towards Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) rights. During the five days of riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, large numbers of GLBT’s clashed violently with local police and an enormous public response ensued. As a result, gay rights groups have formed around the world to rally for equal rights and put an end to discrimination.