une 28th is a date that should reverberate in our chests as an echo of pride and sense of fight. In one hot week of June 1969, a group of “misfits” expressed their anger at a society that did not allow them to be and to love whom they chose.
Stonewall, New York, marks the beginning of resistance to being suppressed. It is our Bastille, a breaking point where a long struggle to be recognized as a people began. It represents a historic moment without which we couldn't be proudly gay.
No more shame. With pride, we are who we are
One year after the Stonewall riots, a march was called to commemorate that episode with a clear slogan: Come out!
This would be historically recognized as the first gay pride march, although it was not originally called that. It became an annual tradition to come out to the streets to reclaim our freedom, to make visible the need to recognize ourselves.
In 2020, it will be 50 years since the first march of activist groups demanding an end to the persecution of the LGBT community by those who do not understand love. The event became an icon, taken up by activist groups to represent their fight for human rights around the world.
Each year, more organizations from different countries organized their own demonstration in an attempt to put the community at the center of the conversation. Eventually the world listened to us, accepted us, and although there is still a long way to go, we can celebrate what we have done so far.