Stonewall Was a 'Riot' Against Police Violence Led by People of Color

As we embark on Pride month, it’s important to remember that Stonewall was a fight against police violence led primarily by people of color. History has come to call it many names, from the Stonewall Riots to the Stonewall Uprising, but no matter what you call it, what happened at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, 1969, changed the course of LGBTQ+ history and showed us all how to fight for equal rights. Stonewall explained to a country that had turned a blind eye to the LGBTQ+ community that they were people too, equally deserving of rights, and in light of the recent Black Lives Matter protests and George Floyd protests against police brutality coinciding with Pride Month 2020, it's important to note that the leaders of the Stonewall uprising were trans women of color. The fight for justice spans all spectrums, from race to gender, and only united can we fight oppression and secure a safe and equal world for all. #PrideMonth #PrideMonth2020 #LGBTQPride #Stonewall #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #GeorgeFloyd #Protests #PoliceBrutality #News #NowThis #NowThisNews This video "Stonewall Was a 'Riot' Against Police Violence Led by People of Color", first appeared on