Then, imagine that time is now. Nearly fifty years after the birth of the LGBTQ rights movement countless LGBTQ Americans across the nation are still living in fear and often enduring acts of intimidation, hatred and violence simply for who they are.
Welcome to The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI). We are a non-profit charitable organization inspired by the struggles and ideals of the LGBTQ rights movement born from the Stonewall Inn Uprising of 1969. We are committed to eliminating the social intolerance that is profoundly impacting the lives of LGBTQ citizens throughout America and abroad.
Through awareness campaigns, educational programming, fundraising and candid public dialogue, The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative supports grassroots organizations scattered across the country and especially those in communities where progress toward equality has been slow and discrimination, harassment, substance abuse, depression and suicide have become an unacceptable way of life.
Please join with us as we share the lessons learned from the historic events at the Stonewall Inn nearly fifty years ago and work to promote tolerance, hope and equality for LGBTQ communities worldwide.
ARE YOU READY TO HELP?
With financial support from our partners and donors like you, we are able to fulfill our mission through the distribution of your generous donations to grassroots organizations demonstrating the greatest and most urgent need. Your contribution is 100% tax deductible. The Stonewall Gives Back Initiative is an approved IRC 501(c)(3).
Stonewall Inn 50
New York City, THE PLACE WHERE PRIDE BEGAN
Mark your calendars and join us at The Stonewall Inn, "The Place Where Pride Began™," for a full year of events and celebrations commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the The Stonewall Inn Uprising and benefitting The Stonewall Gives Back Initiative. Events and festivities will culminate with WorldPride 2019. Don't miss out! Make your plans early as New York City hosts millions of visitors from across the globe for this once in a lifetime event. Follow us on social media and join our mail list for updates on events, attractions, travel and accommodations.
See you in New York in 2019 for the celebration of 50 Years of Pride®!
The Place Where Pride Began® | The Place Where Pride Lives® | Live the Story®
The Stonewall Inn Story
One relatively ordinary summer night…
in June of 1969, the patrons of the Stonewall Inn, a little bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, finally stood up in defiance against a regimen of harassment openly administered by the New York City Police Department. The events that followed that night and the days thereafter would send waves of profound social and legal change around the world for years to come.
Nearly fifty years after that historic night, It is difficult to predict when the fight for LGBTQ equality will finally be won, but it can be said with certainty that the day will come and that The Stonewall Inn will forever be, "The Place Where Pride Began."
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