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3 Jul

Gay History of Cape Town

Cape Town, located on the southwestern coast of South Africa, has a rich and complex history when it comes to LGBTQ+ issues. While homosexuality was illegal in South Africa until 1994, Cape Town has long been a hub of LGBTQ+ culture and activism, dating back to the 19th century. One of the most prominent figures in Cape Town's gay history is James Barry, a physician who lived in the city in the early 19th century. While Barry's sexuality was never definitively proven, many historians believe that he was a transgender man...

3 Jul

When and Why PRIDE Month Began

PRIDE Month, which is celebrated annually in June, began as a commemoration of the Stonewall riots, a series of spontaneous demonstrations by the LGBTQ+ community in response to a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City. During that time, LGBTQ+ individuals faced widespread discrimination and harassment, and it was common for the police to target establishments that served as safe spaces for the community. The raid on the Stonewall Inn was met with resistance...

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