All of us at Rainbow Depot are looking forward to June 2019 as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Did you know that in June of 1969, in Greenwich Village, New York City police raided The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar. They arrested several patrons for violating New York’s gender appropriate clothing statute.  

Harassment at the bar was commonplace, and at this point-in-time people simply had enough. In response to the treatment from the police, people became aggressive.  As a result, a full-blown riot evolved resulting in five days of protests.

This event served as the push for many gay and lesbian groups to amp up their involvement. It is viewed as the official start of the LGBTQ movement.

It is hard to imagine that this was 50 years ago. While we still have so far to go in terms of achieving equality and respect for all of the LGBTQ community, we must recognize, and celebrate, how far we have come.

June 2019 marks 50 years since the uprising and we are excited to help our community celebrate 50 Years of Pride.

While many cities have already had their events, June welcomes a number of large public celebrations including those in New York City, perhaps the largest celebrations of all.

Rainbow Depot is proud to join our LGBTQ community in celebrating! We love you for who you are and so proud to call you our friends. We will enjoy 50 Years of Pride and all that accompanies it, from the large, public parades and festivals to the smaller events at restaurants and bars across the country. We can’t wait to celebrate Pride with our friends.

Whether you are viewing a parade, enjoying a festival, celebrating at your favorite restaurant or hosting a party at your home, visit Rainbow Depot. You know how festive Pride Celebrations can be. We can help you celebrate you and the ones you love, exactly how they should be...with love, joy and LOTS of Rainbows.

May your June be filled with Pride, joy and celebrations of you and those you love!