Rep. Steve Rothman, whose district includes Secaucus, North Bergen and a portion of Jersey City, said he will join millions of Americans in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month this month.
“This month marks the 42nd Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which sparked the modern LGBT movement in New York City on June 28, 1969,” Rothman said. “At the time, police raids on bars catering to LGBT patrons were common, but that night, the patrons of the Stonewall Inn fought back heroically. The response of the Stonewall patrons ignited a national firestorm of activism that brought new visibility to the struggle for LGBT equality and continues to fuel the movement today.”
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