Pride 2019: 5 New York exhibitions that honor the legacy of Stonewall
CNN, May 28, 2019

By CNN Staff

This June will be a month of celebration in New York, as the city ushers in the sixth edition of WorldPride. The timing is especially powerful because 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall uprising, the precursor to the contemporary pride parade as we know it. Pride beyond parades: How the LGBTQ celebration is enjoyed around the US.

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. Rebelling against decades of persecution, patrons fought back, sparking six days of protests and demonstrations.

This moment is wildly considered the catalyst for the modern gay liberation movement in the United States, and in 2016, Stonewall became the first US monument to LGBT rights.

Across New York, museums and galleries are commemorating the Stonewall uprising with thoughtful exhibitions that contextualize the event and explore its far-reaching legacy. Here are five to put on your radar.

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