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On June 2, 2000, President Bill Clinton declared June "Gay & Lesbian Pride Month". The month was chosen to remember a riot in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan that is thought to be the beginning of the gay liberation movement in the United States. This month is meant to recognize the impact Gay, Lesbian and Transgender individuals have had on the world. Gay and lesbian groups celebrate this special time with pride parades, picnics, parties, memorials for those lost from HIV and AIDS, and other group gathering events that attract thousands upon thousands of individuals.
- ↑ "Clinton Declares June 2000 Gay & Lesbian Pride Month".
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