The Stonewall Riots in 1969, triggered by a police raid on a New York bar, the Stonewall Inn, where homosexuals drank, marked the birth of the gay rights movement. June’s Pride month marks the 50th anniversary of the protests.

50 years after Stonewall: LGBTQ+ events in Hong Kong to mark World Pride month

  • June is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, when the gay community rose up after a police raid on a New York bar and the gay rights movement was born
  • Parties, film screenings, forums and other events are being held in Hong Kong to mark the anniversary and celebrate World Pride month
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The Stonewall Riots in 1969, triggered by a police raid on a New York bar, the Stonewall Inn, where homosexuals drank, marked the birth of the gay rights movement. June’s Pride month marks the 50th anniversary of the protests.
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Lauren James

Lauren James

Lauren James joined SCMP as part of the Young Post team in 2015, before moving to the Culture desk in 2017. Originally from the UK, she enjoys writing about arts and entertainment, environmental issues, health and fitness, technology and food. She is an avid gig-goer and passionate about Hong Kong's music scene.