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Stonewall is Gay Pride

27 June 2018

The article on pride marches (June 2018) is an eloquent affirmation of why, 49 years after Stonewall, it is imperative the LGBT community honours that heritage.

I should point out, however, the Stonewall Rebellion did not happen in San Francisco, but in Greenwich Village in New York City on June 28, 1969.

Since Stonewall we have marched to celebrate the fact that, on that day, we shouted NO to discrimination and YES to gay pride to signal an end to discrimination. 

That is why there is a Gay Pride Day: to celebrate what we did then and what we have achieved – even in the face of continued discrimination – and to affirm that for us every day should be a Gay Pride Day.

Dr Byrne Fone, Dordogne

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