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Tell Us Your Story

History isn’t just the story of the rich and the famous, of presidents and military heroes. Everyone is a part of history, and everyone’s experiences have contributed to the world we live in today. One way we want to capture your experience is through our “Tell Us Your Story” feature. Go to it and see if you have memories to share about the topics we’re asking about. We want your stories!

 

1987 March on Washington

On October 11, 1987 half a million people participated in the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.  Besides the march, a long weekend of events was planned, including the first national display of the Names Project Memorial Quilt, commemorating the lives of people who had died from AIDS; a civil disobedience outside the Supreme Court; and a mass wedding of same-sex couples.

Did you participate in the March or any of the other events?  If so, what do you remember about it?  Why did you go?  How did you get there? What was the weekend and the March like for you?  Tell us your story of that weekend or read other OutHistory users' stories here.

 

 

Pride Marches / Parades

Every June, in cities and towns around the world, people who identify as LGBT and their allies participate in a Pride March, or Parade. These events commemorate the weekend in June 1969 when patrons of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City, fought back against a police raid.  Their rebellion is credited with launching a “gay liberation” movement.

Tell us about your first experience of participating in a Pride March:  When and where was it?  What motivated you to participate? What do you remember about it? What impact did it have on you?  Tell us your story or read about other OutHistory users' experiences here.