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October 7, 2010

Stonewall 25th anniversary button

Filed under: Item of the Day — Adam Harris @ 7:52 am

Stonewall 25th anniversary button

This button commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which took place in 1969. The riots erupted following a police raid targeting the gay community on June 28 at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village area of New York City. The riots marked the beginning of the GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) movement for civil rights. The twenty-fifth anniversary of the riots was observed on June 26, 1994. The button features an inverted pink triangle with an image of the earth inside it and a pair of olive branches.

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