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,we support grassroots organizations scattered across the country and especially those in communities where progress toward equality has been slow and the negative impact of ongoing acts of discrimination and harassment can no longer be tolerated.
Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance before about 100 people at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village, the site of the pivotal 1969 riots that launched the gay rights movement.
After a rousing pair of songs from Sara Bareilles — including a version of “Brave” that had virtually all of the 100-odd lucky people inside singing along — Swift was greeted by the evening’s headliner, “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Saks and the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative are partnering to give back to the LGBTQ community in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots, the beginning of the LGBTQ rights movement
Taylor Swift honored Pride month with a special performance.
Swift, 29, made a surprise appearance on Friday night at AEG and Stonewall Inn’s pride celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, taking the stage at the legendary gay bar to perform one of her biggest hits — “Shake it Off.”
The Spirit of Stonewall celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, and how the bravery to take a stand has evolved into the Pride movement and celebrations of today. Through this commemorative release, Stoli supports the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative and its powerful mission to eliminate the social intolerances that profoundly impact the lives of LGBTQ citizens in America and abroad.
AEG, the world’s leading sports and live music company, announced today that it has pledged its support to Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative’s (SIGBI) development of an LGBTQ+ anti-bias training standard in conjunction with anti-bias training experts.
The standard is designed to ensure that all people are treated equally in public spaces regardless of gender, gender expression or gender identity. This multi-phase initiative will further SIGBI’s aim to make sure that the LGBTQ+ community is welcomed everywhere. Once the standard has been developed, SIGBI’s goal is to have the training standard adopted on a local and national basis.
On June 14, AEG and SIGBI are partnering with Hawkins Mikita, Spring Place and Tie The Knot to host the first annual SIGBI Summit luncheon at Spring Place in the Soho district of New York City, which will convene prominent New York-based LGBTQ+ organizations. A panel session will include Adam Eli, co-founder of Voices4; Stacy Lentz, president and CEO of SIGBI; Gregory Lewis, Executive Director and CEO, True Colors United; Devin Norelle, a transgender advocate and Assistant Editor at Out magazine; Angelica Torres, a NY-based activist; and Emanuel Xavier, poet and Gay City News Impact Award recipient
We're excited to announce the Official Stonewall Inn Bow Tie, honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with all proceeds going to the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative ( @stonewallgives ). Get your own piece of history! Shop now at link in post! #lgbtqrights#stonewall50 #stonewalllegacy #pride #stonewall#equality #lgbtq #pridemonth #giveback#thestonewallinnnyc #transvisibility #gay #lesbian#queer #bisexual #resist
In celebration of The Stonewall Inn's 50th anniversary, the Inn's official charity, THE STONEWALL INN GIVES BACK INITIATIVE (SIGBI), marked the historic milestone with a kick-off event this past Wednesday, March 29th. The evening featured a special performance by Kat Cunning along with other surprise guests
The New York Yankees revealed the first recipients of the Yankee-Stonewall scholarship on Wednesday at the Stonewall Inn, the historic site where the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ rights began in 1969.
The major league baseball team first announced its plan last September, in collaboration with the Stonewall Inn and the New York City Department of Education, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising. In its inaugural year, the Yankees-Stonewall Scholarship Initiative provided $10,000 college scholarships to five high school students from each of the city’s boroughs.
In partnership with the brand’s parent company’s Only The Brave Foundation, DIESEL will make a donation to The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI), a non-profit organization that supports LGBTQ+ social initiatives worldwide, promoting tolerance and equality. DIESEL and OTB Foundation are proud and honored to contribute to the cause of The Stonewall Gives Back Initiative, in remembrance and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
The violent police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York City in 1969 is widely regarded as a seminal event in the gay rights movement. But police officials had long refused to admit that officers’ behavior and the raid itself were not justified, leaving a rift between law enforcement and gay-rights supporters that seemed to deepen distrust over the years.
On Thursday, as people around the world began commemorating the 50th anniversary of the clash, New York’s police commissioner took a step toward making amends, issuing an unusual official apology on behalf of the Police Department for the actions of officers during the Stonewall uprising.
A half-century after the New York Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn — prompting a riot credited with sparking the modern gay rights movement — New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill apologized.
“The actions taken by the NYPD were wrong, plain and simple,” O’Neill said Thursday. “And for that, I apologize.”
We’ll be picking a winner randomly after May 19, 2019. All submissions may be considered for our ROCKETMAN pre-show so make sure it’s awesome. Brooklyn Brewery’s The Stonewall Inn IPA will be available in May at select Alamo locations commemorating and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The beer is brewed in support of The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative.
Saks Fifth Avenue is taking a stand on social injustice - and designers are on board.
On May15, Saks launches a comprehensive campaign to support the LGBTQ community in Honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots and the 2019 WorldPride Festival.
Saks will sell a capsule collection of unisex fashion items created by 15 designers and brands and will donate 30 percent of the proceeds to the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, also known as SIGBI, with a minimum payment $100,000 donation.
“…There are still places here in the U.S. and around the globe where being LGBTQ can still get you killed and is criminalized. It is incredible that this year we can watch all the world gather to celebrate where Pride began."
The Brooklyn Nets will celebrate diversity and inclusion as the team hosts its third-annual Pride Night on Wednesday, January 23 when the Orlando Magic visit Barclays Center….A portion of ticket sales from the evening will be donated to the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative as well as other LGBTQ non-profits….
Madonna rang in 2019 at the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City, kicking off the 50th anniversary of the police raid and riots at the bar that are considered the birth of the gay rights movement. "I stand here proudly at the place where Pride began, the legendary Stonewall Inn, at the birth of a new year,"…
Brooklyn Brewery has partnered for the third straight year exclusively with The Stonewall Inn to brew The Stonewall Inn IPA celebrating Stonewall Inn history and with partial proceeds benefiting The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative mission.
The New York Yankees today announced the creation of the Yankees-Stonewall Scholars Initiative to commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising and celebrate the achievements of New York City Public School graduating seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to equality and impactful support for the LGBTQ community. The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative to be recognized in pre-game ceremonies. SIGBI thanks the leadership of Pride Live and the New York Yankees for this partnership.
The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative held its first annual winter cruise and fundraiser around Manhattan. Thanks to all who attended and especially our gracious sponsors Thorp, Stoli Vodka, and Spirit Cruises.
Splat and 103.5 KTU kicked off World Pride 2019 and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising benefiting The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative and Pride Live
We would like to congratulate MELIZA GONZALEZ who is the winner of the Stonewall Day campaign and will meet Lauren Jauregui in Los Angeles!! Congratulations, Meliza and thank you to everyone for joining in and supporting the Stonewall legacy and the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative. Stay tuned for more great campaigns as we head towards the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Uprising throughout 2019.
Riot or uprising? Starting point or turning point? A place to gather in celebration or protest? Or just another bar on Christopher Street? - Moderated by Eric Marcus and featuring: Ken Lustbader, Jamie Adams, Robert Woodworth, and Stacy Lentz, CEO and Co-Founder of The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative.
The bar now heralded as the launching point for the mainstream LGBTQ rights movement had, according to Kurt, fallen to the wayside and lost touch with its queer roots. So in 2006, in light of Stonewall going under, Kelly and a group of investors bought the property ― and revitalized it.
For the second year in a row, JetBlue is a proud sponsor of The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI), which leverages the historic significance of the New York City LGBT landmark to help other communities that don’t have the same LGBT resources or support. JetBlue was an original SIGBI donor when the nonprofit was formed in 2017….
The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative provided a financial grant to Proyecto Matria in their effort to aid those members of Puerto Rico's LGBTQ community ravaged by Hurricane Maria. With SIGBI funds…
The Stonewall Gives Back Initiative President and CEO/Co-Founder Stacy Lentz spoke and participated in workshops at the Gulf Coast Equality Fest in Biloxi, Mississippi https://www.gulfcoastequalitycouncil.org/. As part of her keynote, she emphasised to a gathering that numbered in the hundreds, the importance of spreading awareness of the challenges…
On October 18th, 2017 Samsung 837, an impressive experiential space that supports art, music, and wellness in The Meatpacking District of lower Manhattan, and The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative...
Project Q&A, Montgomery County, Kansas' LGBTQ and Allies social group began in September 2016. Their mission is to raise awareness for the LGBTQ community in Southeast Kansas. To mark their one year anniversary and to promote their mission....
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."