Pride month is celebrated as a tribute to those who were involved in the Stonewall Riots which was a series gay liberation protests in 1969.
The Stonewall Inn gay bar in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village was the scene of a police raid that triggered riots and ignited a long struggle to bring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people into the American mainstream and guarantee their rights.
These riots were a week of violent clashes on Christopher Street between patrons of the Stonewall Inn and police who had periodically raided the bar, arresting gays under morals laws of the era.
List of countries where same-sex marriages are legal:
Costa Rica (2020)
Northern Ireland (2019)
United States (2015)
England and Wales (2013)
New Zealand (2013)
South Africa (2006)
The Netherlands (2000)