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Stonewall Inn named national monument

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 01:04

Stonewall Inn and Christopher Park become the first national monument to honor the LGBT rights movement. Rough Cut – subtitled (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama has named New York's Stonewall Inn and Christopher Park, just across the street, as the country's first national monument honoring the LGBT rights movement. The announcement to turn what is already a National Historic Landmark into the Stonewall National Monument came nearly two weeks after a gunman raked a gay Orlando nightclub with bullets, killing 49. The tavern is the site of a 1969 police raid that sparked riots and ignited a long struggle for LGBT rights. A year after the Stonewall riots, the country's first gay pride parade was born. New York City will celebrate its gay pride parade on June 26.

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Stonewall Inn named national monument

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 01:04