Being Pride month, June is always a festive time to celebrate the diversity among us. It’s also often a time to recognize the feats that the LGBTQ community have overcome and continue to face every other month of the year. This year, Pride month is ever more potent as it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, also known as the Stonewall Riots and Stonewall Rebellion.
The Stonewall Uprising was a pivotal moment in the gay rights movement. While people had been advocating for gay rights well before that fateful night in June of 1969, it was the first of many moments since that have made LGBTQ rights more pronounced, mainstream, and accepted simply as human rights.
To celebrate the anniversary of the uprising, here are five New York exhibitions you should check out.