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Post Date:06/25/2020 2:42 PM

The City of Chula Vista is flying the Pride flag at City Hall and lighting up City Hall in rainbow colors through the end of the month. The month of June marks Pride month, during which people across the world come together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

National LGBTQ+ Month (Pride Month), is celebrated by millions of people worldwide each June. Its origin can be traced to June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York, where a group of LGBTQ patrons resisted a raid by the police, who had targeted patrons on the basis of their sexual orientation. When the police started to arrest employees and drag performers, the crowd of gay, lesbian, and transgender patrons and neighbors swelled to over 2,000 people. Three days of rioting ensued, which is when gay liberation organizations and the modern day LGBTQ rights movement were formed. Since then, Pride Month has been celebrated each year.

As a diverse community, Chula Vista also celebrates South Bay Pride in September.

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