47 years ago, what we know today as “Gay Pride” was born out of an uprising sparked by New York Police Department repression on June 28, 1969, when the NYPD raided the Stonewall Inn, a rare underground space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex peoples' social life in New York City.
In the years that followed, the impatient militancy and sharp-edged politics of the uprising were forgotten and largely whitewashed, and the leading role played by transgender people of color was conveniently buried. On Monday, a ceremony attended by government officials designated The Stonewall Inn as a national monument.
However, Stonewall began a process of militant LGBTQI struggle that continues to this day, and is characterized by anti-imperialism, anti-capitalism, anti-racism, and the fight against both heteronormative patriarchy and transphobia.
teleSUR takes a look at the pioneering fighters of the Stonewall uprising, as well as those who took up the banner of militant LGBTQI struggle to advance the fight for gay rights and racial, economic, and trans justice across the world.