In June 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in New York City, sparking a riot that launched the LGBTQ+ rights movement around the world. June is internationally recognized as Pride Month in honor of LGBTQ+ equality and acceptance.
In honor of 50 years of pride, Tuesday's Google Doodle depicts five Pride parades, one from each decade since Stonewall.
Nate Swinehart, the artist who created the doodle, said the project was a personal one for him as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
"I have witnessed the strides forward for queer people over the decades, and today, many of us celebrate a level of freedom I could not have imagined in my wildest dreams while I was growing up. I'm hopeful for the future and a day when everyone, regardless of their identification, can stand and march proudly in celebration," Swinehart said.
See the Google Doodle here.
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