Hello readers! Welcome to Humor Nation. Recently India took a step forward for the LGBT community. The country witnessed the most beautiful rainbow ever by decriminalizing homosexuality (section 377).
So today, let’s talk about 9 facts you definitely didn’t know about the LGBT community
1. The Stonewall Uprising
On the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a g-a-y bar in New York’s Greenwich Village. Although police raids in g-a-y bars was a common thing, this time the people decided that enough is enough. This time the people fought back. It was the first time that queer people stood up to police on such a large scale, and is often cited as the beginning of the modern G-a-y Rights Movement.
2. The Advocate
Two years before the Stonewall riot, a similar incident took place at The Black Cat Tavern, a g-a-y bar in LA. Out of rage, two patrons began a publication for the g-a-y population of Los Angeles, which eventually became one of the largest LGBT magazines, The Advocate.
3. The Lambda
The Greek Lambda symbol was another commonly used G-a-y Rights symbol prior to the Rainbow Flag, and was the sign of the G-a-y Activist Alliance. We have come a long way since then!
4. The First Flag
The first rainbow flag made its debut at the San Francisco Pride Parade in 1978. It was designed by Gilbert Baker and consisted of eight symbolic colors.