Roanoke, VA. (WFXR) — LGBTQ Pride Month occurs in the United States to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. The riots transpired at the end of June 1969 when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in New York City. This led to to six days of protests and violent clashes.
These riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world and as a result pride events are held during the month of June to recognize the impact LGBTQ people have had in our world.
During pride month, President of Roanoke Diversity Center, Peter Volosin wants to remind the community that you can be an advocate wherever you live.
Volosin details the mission of the Roanoke Diversity Center, their upcoming Pride Month events and how you can be a part of building a more inclusive community.