Pride Amsterdam
03 Aug - 03 Aug
12:00 - 18:00

Democrats Abroad

03 Aug
12:00 - 18:00

Democrats Abroad

Stonewall: One for All In the early morning hours of 26 June 1969, New York City police raided a little-known gay bar in Greenwich Village. Standard operating procedure was to confiscate the alcohol and arrest the customers. What followed was anything but standard. The Stonewall riots were the start of the global LGBTQ+ rights movement. […]

When
Saturday 3 August
Time
12:00 - 18:00
Event
Canal Parade

Stonewall: One for All

In the early morning hours of 26 June 1969, New York City police raided a little-known gay bar in Greenwich Village. Standard operating procedure was to confiscate the alcohol and arrest the customers. What followed was anything but standard.

The Stonewall riots were the start of the global LGBTQ+ rights movement. The refusal of criminalization, marginalization, and inequality. Front and center in the rebellion were trans women of color, like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Stonewall wasn’t just the birth of ‘Gay Pride’. It was the beginning of visibility, inclusivity, and liberation for every shade and every identity in our rainbow community.

In the days and decades to follow, the movement grew and spread across the world. More recently, the advance of LGBTQ+ rights seemed like an unstoppable march of progress. Now, as we mark the 55th anniversary of the summer of Stonewall, the tide is turning in too many places, for too many people.

Democrats Abroad is the overseas arm of the U.S. Democratic Party. Nine million U.S. citizens reside outside the United States. We live and work in Amsterdam and all around the world. And we vote in American elections with global implications.

With a rematch between President Biden and Donald Trump looming, the U.S. election will have deep and lasting implications for America and the world — for the LGBTQ+ community, for women and people of color, and for security in Europe and beyond.

Our message is simple: For U.S. citizens living abroad, request an absentee ballot now. For everyone else watching and wishing they had a voice in this critical decision, don’t assume your American friends and colleagues will vote in November. The process can be complex and they may need help. Point them to VoteFromAbroad.org for all they need to exercise their right to vote.

We celebrate the legacy of Stonewall because we would have no rights at all if it weren’t for those brave, angry souls at that small bar on Christopher Street who, one hot summer night, stood up and fought back.

We say: The Spirit of ’69 is alive. It’s time to stand together. It’s time to rise again.

We are one. We are all. We are Stonewall.