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LGBT Rights 50 Years After Stonewall

Expand Rainbow flags fly outside the Stonewall Inn bar in New York, June 3, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews On a summer night in 1969, a movement years in the making was invigorated and sparked at the Stonewall Inn. On June 28, 1969, New York City’s then-underground queer community fought back against police oppression when officers raided the popular bar. The Stonewall riots became a pivotal moment in the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights movement. This Pride Month, on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, Human Rights Watch celebrates global progress…

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