Obama honors Stonewall’s 50th

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Former President Barack Obama, LGBTQ ally and the nation’s 44th commander in chief, marked the 50th anniversary of Stonewall June 28.

“50 years ago, history was written at the Stonewall Inn when New York City’s LGBT community stood up, spoke out, and started a movement,” Obama shared.

“In 2016, I was proud to designate it as our first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights,” he continued. “Stonewall reminds us the arc of our history is an arc of progress so long as we keep pushing for it.”

You can view President Obama’s post below:

50 years ago, history was written at the Stonewall Inn when New York City’s LGBT community stood up, spoke out, and…

Posted by Barack Obama on Friday, June 28, 2019

Be sure to check out all of Watermark’s in-depth Stonewall coverage, including Gay Liberation Front member Mark Segal’s firsthand account of the riots, that fateful evening’s pacifist protest by St. Petersburg resident Jay Chetney and the origins of Stonewall Bar Orlando.

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