Today’s Google Doodle celebrating 50 years of Pride with an interactive video, visualising 50 years of parades.
2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which occurred in New York City in late June of 1969, and are frequently refered to as the start of the LGBTQ+ rights movement.
The month of June is currently celebrated as Pride month, and is set apart by occasions, learning opportunities, and calls for activities around the globe.
The 1969 riots started at the Stonewall Inn, a bar on Christopher Street in Manhattan. Questions exist in the LGBTQ+ community about how precisely the riots started, however it is concurred that they were the consequence of police raiding the bar for action at that point thought about criminal.
The traditional story includes a brick being thrown, more often than not by Marsha P Johnson or Sylvia Riviera, two key activists in the gay liberation movement, who have become icons in the transgender rights movement specifically.
The two women will be honored by the City of New York this year with a landmark on Christopher Street. The city says the landmark will be one of the world’s first that praises transgender individuals.
Neither show up in today’s Google Doodle, which does not depict the uprisings at all. Rather, the Doodle centers around the celebrations that organically created to remember the riots in the years following, as well as the harder moments, for example, the AIDS emergency, which is suggested with the triangle symbol used to connote the need to make a move when the US government neglected to follow up on the emergency during the 1990s.
This history are pictured as extension of the parades that often act as Pride month’s centrepiece.
“The Pride Parade is a symbol of celebration and liberation for the entire LGBTQ+ community,” said Doodler Nate Swinehart in clarification of his work. He credits his collaborator Cynthia Cheng with the plan to concentrate on the parade for his Doodle.
“From its early days of activism on Christopher Street in New York City, to the worldwide celebrations of today, it has empowered and given voice to a bright and vibrant community.”