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The Stonewall Inn: 50 Years Since the Uprising That Sparked LGBTQ Rights Movement

The Stonewall Inn: 50 Years Since the Uprising That Sparked LGBTQ Rights Movement

A look back at the uprising that catalyzed the modern LGBTQ rights movement -- and what's next

Monday, Jul 1, 2019 at 08:05 PM EDT

Pride: Celebrating 50 Years

Pride: Celebrating 50 Years

On the eve of NYC’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and one of the largest Pride parades in the world, NBC 4 New York will commemorate the historic occasion with a special...

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 at 12:26 AM EDT

Some in LGBTQ Community Believe 'Pride' is Too Commercial

Some in LGBTQ Community Believe 'Pride' is Too Commercial

As Pride has become more mainstream, more corporations and brands have adopted the message, but some worry the message is getting lost

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 08:00 PM EDT

Emotional Lady Gaga Performs at Stonewall Inn for Pride

Emotional Lady Gaga Performs at Stonewall Inn for Pride

Pride will be on parade all weekend long, and Lady Gaga got the party started on Friday with a performance and some emotional words on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprisings. NBC 4 New York's Jamie...

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 07:57 PM EDT

Has "Pride" Gotten Over-Commercialized?

Has "Pride" Gotten Over-Commercialized?

Some of the LGBTQ community are asking if the movement has lost its way and been over-commercialized, and are having their own pride march before Sunday's big event. But is the message of WorldPride getting lost...

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 07:57 PM EDT

NYPD Implements New Security Measures for Pride Weekend

NYPD Implements New Security Measures for Pride Weekend

While the the thousands of officers will be doing their jobs to protect the Pride crowds this weekend, the attendants also have to do their job: Alert police if they see anything off. NBC 4 New York's Marc...

The Stonewall Uprising

Fifty years ago, in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village. Tensions erupted into protests. For the next two nights there were fires; there were arrests; there was mass chaos -- and escalating violence. Ultimately, the demonstrations would become the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ rights movement -- in the United States and around the world. Former President Barack Obama named the iconic Stonewall Inn a national monument for gay rights, the first ever such designation. He said the monument would "tell the story."

On Saturday, June 29, the night before NYC's famed Pride Parade steps off along Fifth Avenue, tune into News 4 at 7 p.m. for a 30-minute special on what happened at Stonewall 50 years ago, what has happened since -- and where we go from here.