The 1969 Stonewall Uprising was a pivotal moment in the fight for LGBT+ rights, when patrons of the Stonewall Inn and surrounding bars fought back after police had become violent. At the time, police raids on gay bars and arrests made for"same-sex dancing" were routine. People across race, gender and sexuality came together to support a common goal, liberation. The event sparked the formation of activist organizations and the pride marches which continue to this day.