- Title: In muted fashion, LGBTQ community to carry on legacy of pride weekend
- Date: 26th June 2020
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE - MAY 23, 2019) (REUTERS) STONEWALL BAR EXTERIOR STONEWALL BAR INTERIOR VARIOUS OF STONEWALL INN CO-OWNER, KURT KELLY, POURING OUT A GLASS OF BEER, 'THE STONEWALL INN IPA' RAINBOW FLAGS ON CEILING / STONEWALL INN BAR RAINBOW TAP OF STONEWALL INN BEER STONEWALL INN CO-OWNER AND LGBTQ ACTIVIST AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE STONEWALL INN GIVES BACK, STACY LENTZ, SITTING AT BAR (SOUNDBITE) (English) STONEWALL INN CO-OWNER AND LGBTQ ACTIVIST AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE STONEWALL INN GIVES BACK, STACY LENTZ, SAYING: "I think today what it stands for our, for our community, it really represents the ideal of fighting back against LGBTQ oppression. It really represents the idea of freedom for people all over the globe. Stonewall is not just a bar. It really is a symbol in the name. And it's almost like a brand as well. That name is assimilated with our freedom. And it's the birthplace of gay rights. So to keep it at that forefront and to use that, and to use that legacy across the country in places where equality has been slow to arrive, as well as globally - Uganda, Ukraine, places, the 70 countries where you can still be criminalized for LGBTQ. That's what we have to do with Stonewall. We have to keep it at the forefront, using its legacy, its name and its ability to raise awareness." STONEWALL BAR EXTERIOR
- Embargoed: 10th July 2020 14:31
- Keywords: Gay Pride Gay Rights LGBT rights Mark Segal Stonewall Bar Stonewall rebelllion uprising
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Living / Lifestyle,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA009CK0B5FR
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- Story Text: ***WARNING: CONTAINS NUDITY IN SHOT 17***
Floats, all-night parties and parades may be out, but the LGBTQ community is making sure to still commemorate pride weekend.
Last year celebrations marked the 50th anniversary of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn that kicked off the modern gay rights movement.
While the coronavirus epidemic has forced the cancellation of traditional Pride events, U.S. gay groups are using virtual gatherings to amplify the voices of people of color, whose demands for social justice are taking the nation by storm.
Riots at the Stonewall Inn in downtown Manhattan on June 28, 1969, were spearheaded by transgender activists Marsha P. Johnson, who was black, and Latina Sylvia Rivera.
(Production by: Dan Fastenberg)
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