Stonewall and Beyond
To kick off June, the Pride Alliance invited Plexus – an LGBT & allied Chamber of Commerce located in Cleveland, Ohio – to present to associates on the history of Pride.
Starting with Stonewall, a series of protests that are widely regarded as the watershed event that transformed the gay liberation movement, the presentation covered several historic figures and events that impacted progress on rights.
The presentation followed the history until present day, when the group walked through current policies and laws that are impacting the community.
“The event was important because it educated people on the history and tremendous progress of the LGBTQIA+ community, but also gave a good idea of where we are at today and how much further we have to go,” said Zach Hubel, co-chair, Pride Alliance.