Visiting the birth place of the Pride movement

The Pride movement began in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.
1:30 | 06/25/22

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>>> FINALLY TONIGHT, "AMERICA STRONG." AS THE COUNTRY CELEBRATES PRIDE, THE SPECIAL DEDICATION WHERE A MOVEMENT WAS BORN. >> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTRY TODAY, THE CULMINATION OF PRIDE MONTH. EVENTS CELEBRATING THE LGBTQ PLUS COMMUNITY. >> HAPPY PRIDE! >> Reporter: A MOVEMENT THAT BEGAN IN 1969 AT NEW YORK'S STONEWALL IN, WHERE PATRONS FOUGHT BACK AGAINST A POLICE RAID, A TIME WHEN LIVING OPENLY WAS OFTEN AGAINST THE RULES. >> THE STONEWALL INN IS THE ORIGINAL SAFE SPACE. IT'S A LIVING, BREATHING PIECE OF HISTORY. >> IN NEW YORK CITY IN THE '60s IT WAS ILLEGAL TO SERVE ALCOHOL TO HOMOSEXUALS. IT WAS ILLEGAL TO DANCE TOGETHER. IT WAS ILLEGAL IF YOU DIDN'T WEAR THREE ARTICLES OF CLOTHING THAT MATCH YOUR GENDER. SO IT WAS TOUGH BACK THEN. >> Reporter: IN 2016, THE STONEWALL NATIONAL MONUMENT BECAME THE FIRST OF ITS KIND DEDICATED THE LGBTQ HISTORY. THEN YESTERDAY OFFICIALS IN NEW YORK CITY BROKE GROUND FOR THE STONEWALL NATIONAL MONUMENT VISITORS CENTER. >> IT'S IMPORTANT WE HAVE THE STONEWALL INN AS PART OF OUR LONG AND POWERFUL HISTORY, BUT TO HAVE A VISITOR'S CENTER, AND A PLACE FOR ME THAT WE CAN FEEL GROUNDED. >> MY HISTORY IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE I COME FROM, TO KNOW PEOPLE FOUGHT FOR ME TO BREATHE, TO BE HERE, TO HAVE AGENCY OVE

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