By OT staff
An early morning police raid on June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, gave birth to the gay liberation movement. The movement proved to be a turning point in the history of New York City, leading to the fight for LGBTQ rights in the US. This uprising did not just remain in the States, but made its presence felt worldwide. The year 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and New York City is celebrating this with great pomp and show.