50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising Celebration
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center [Sarasota, FL]
|Date:||Wednesday, June 19, 2019|
|Location:||Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center|
|Address:||525 kumquat Court Sarasota, FL|
Wednesday, June 19th, 6:30-8:30pm
2019 is an iconic and historic year as the LGBTQ+ community marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, known as the birth of the modern LGBTQ+ movement. The local Stonewall Democratic Caucus will celebrate with a social gathering at Fogartyville.
LGBT elders fought for years for LGBT acceptance before 1969, but Stonewall incited a cultural shift. Although progress has been made for LGBT equality, LGBT elders—the very ones who started the movement and led it through the AIDS crisis and the battle for marriage equality—are still fighting for their right to live their lives openly and with dignity and respect as they age.
As we honor Stonewall’s 50th anniversary, we lift up and celebrate the fact that the milestones achieved in the LGBT movement were only possible because of the trailblazers who first stood up for their rights.
Admission is FREE and available for all! No tickets required.