Fifty-three years ago, New York City police chose a hot summer’s night to raid the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. It wouldn’t be the first time it had happened, nor would it be the last. NYPD claimed the bar had violated city liquor ordinances, and arrested many Stonewall employees and patrons, most of which identified as LGBTQI+ persons.
Unlike previous police raids, this crowd of LGBTQI+ Americans fought back for their rights; the resulting demonstration lasted six days and an organized movement and community was forged.
This is why, each June, cities and communities organize parades and rallies around the country in support of LGBTQI+ persons — to recognize their valuable contributions and support their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.
At Sound Rivers, we celebrate Pride. We celebrate diversity, equality and justice in all that we do.
We are ALL a part of the clean-water community.