June is Pride Month, a time to honor and recognize the impact of LGBTQ people.
Photos of drag queens in the '60s and pride marches in the '70s show people celebrating acceptance.
Other images show more intimate moments between couples at home.
After the Stonewall Riots in New York City, people celebrated with gay pride marches in the 1970s.
The Stonewall Uprising in June 1969 was a pivotal moment in the fight for LGBTQ rights.
Pictured, people take to the streets in 1970.
In 1971, the streets were filled with people celebrating the LGBTQ community.
Pictured, people take part in a gay pride march in 1971.
Gay pride marches across the country quickly became a celebration that welcomed people of any color, religion, or sexual orientation.
Members of the Jewish community pose for a photo at gay pride.
The parade was also a time to celebrate gender — and blurring the lines of gender expression.
Throughout the 1960s and '70s, LGBTQ people held rallies in San Francisco.
They demonstrated the power of the community.
Gay pride wasn't only held in the US, however.
London held its own march for the LGBTQ community in 1977.
This couple celebrated the 1971 parade in New York City with a kiss.
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Throughout LGBTQ history, kissing has been a sign of love between friends, partners, and lovers.
A couple is pictured kissing in 1971.
Similarly, in 1975, LGBTQ couples celebrated their love at the pride parade in New York's Central Park.
That same year, members of the LGBTQ community embraced each other along the parade route in New York.
Some held hands while strolling through the parade streets.
It was even common for parents of LGBTQ children to come out to the parade to support their children and show love.
This mom's sign reads, "My gay son is the greatest."
Here in 1974, fathers and mothers walked alongside their LGBTQ children at the parade in New York City.
Their signs express their pride for their children.
Pictures from these events show how the marches were a celebration of love, companionship, and acceptance.
Friends celebrate together.
But these moments of queer celebration weren't just saved for marches.
In 1981, this couple was caught in a blissful embrace.
Gay bars and clubs were also a safe haven for the LGBTQ community.
Here, four gay men dance in a San Francisco club in 1977.
Whether at a bar or a club, dancing has always been a major form of expression in the LGBTQ community.
Dancing at marches was also common.
Here, a group dances in 1989.
Although drag queens have broken into mainstream culture today, they have been around for generations.
Here, a drag queen entertains guests in 1966.
Although same-sex marriage wasn't yet legalized, that didn't stop LGBTQ couples from tying the knot at special ceremonies.
An engaged couple is pictured in 1971.
In 1976, this gay couple celebrated their new union.
Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage following a ruling in 2003.
Photos also captured more intimate moments at home.
In 1989, for example, writer Armistead Maupin was photographed with his lover, who was living with AIDS.
That same year, a photographer captured this tender moment between two men.
They are pictured in 1989.
From marches to gay bars and public displays of affection, the history of the LGBTQ community has given strength and inspiration to the generations that followed.
This article is part of "We/Us/Ours," a series about LGBTQ communities and spaces that inspire queer unity.
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