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RUN RIOT

It’s fantastic when Pride season arrives, with the marches and parties and smiling faces. But LGBTQ history shows that isn’t how it started…

P ride season is here, but never forget that the defining moment in our history that it marks was no party. It was a violent, bloody — and legitimate — battle.

With all the talk about Pride becoming more and more commercialised, it’s easy to forget the reality that the Stonewall riots, which Pride events immortalise, were just that: riots.

As drag queens, street kids, people of colour, butch lesbians and many others, resisted arrest, in the early hours of 28 June 1969, rocks were thrown and parking meters were pulled from the ground to be used as battering rams.

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