June 28 marks International Pride Day. This date seeks to “reaffirm the feeling of pride about sexual and gender identities and orientations traditionally marginalized and repressed”, making their presence in society and the constant struggle for their rights visible.
Now, why is it celebrated on this date? A day like today in 1969, the “Stonewall Revolt”: a set of spontaneous and violent demonstrations that took place in protest after the police raid at dawn in a New York neighborhood. Security forces were apparently seeking to identify and arrest gay, lesbian, and transgender people who congregated there.
From that day on, every year Pride Month is celebrated in most countries of the world in June, while on the 28th of that same month, the LGBT+ community takes to the streets in order to conquer new rights.
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