June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, a celebration and commemoration that began with the Stonewall riots of June 1969. The Stonewall riots were an uprising that began as a response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City. This event was key to the gay liberation movement and led to Christopher Street Liberation Day a year later in 1970, when the first Gay Pride marches in US history took place in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Now annual Gay Pride events take place around the world. Learn more about Stonewall, its legacy, and the history of LGBTQIA+ people and their ongoing endeavor for liberation by checking out books in the Virtual Book Display tab and media in the Media tab above.