As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the Bilerico Team thought we'd make a photo spread surrounding that small tavern in Greenwich Village that changed our world.
The death of Judy Garland, coupled with the hate and prejudice that emanated from nearly every sector of society towards us "queers," fueled a fire and rage that still burns today.
For those that have gone before us, as well as those that still stand beside us, we owe more than just our thanks - we owe them, in many cases, our lives.
These photos were both sent to us and found on the web, and hopefully will help all of us remember how far we've come in 40 years - and those that helped pave the path for us to be an increasingly equal part of the unique fabric we call America. It's not always perfect, but nothing ever is.
We're sure we missed more than a few photos, and some may be out of date and/or just plain wrong, but you get the idea. And please feel free to add to our photo spread or email them to us and we'll aim to get them posted as fast as we can.
Thanks, and Happy Pride. Every Day. We all are truly walking in the footsteps of giants. Let's make them proud.