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28th June 2019, 15:12

Video commemorating Stonewall and celebrating Gibraltar's LGBTQ+ community launched by Government

A video celebrating Gibraltar's LGBTQ+ community, and the values of respect and inclusion, has been launched by the Government.

It commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, considered one of the major events leading to the LGBTQ+ rights movement worldwide.

In New York in 1969, the Stonewall Inn saw a group including gay, lesbian and transgender people stand up for their rights after repeated raids by the police, and in the face of a discriminatory legal system.

The riots helped spark a movement that would lead to the greater recognition of rights for LGBTQ+ people - a fight that is still going on around the world.

In Gibraltar, the Ministry of Equality has highlighted recent developments: the introduction of civil partnership and civil marriage in Gibraltar, and legislation against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.

It has put together a video featuring gay, lesbian and transgender Gibraltarians, speaking about what Pride means to them, and why it is important to fight discrimination and promote respect and inclusion.

You can watch it online on the Government's Facebook page, Twitter account, and YouTube channel.