On the morning of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village. Law enforcement justified the raid because Stonewall was serving liquor without a license, but it wasn’t unusual for police to target gay clubs. A woman being thrown into a police wagon shouted to the crowd outside, “Why don’t you guys do something?”
LGBTQ Pride Month events draw millions to parades, marches, parties, concerts, workshops and symposiums across our nation. Memorials are also held for members of the LGBTQ community who have lost their lives to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS.
We at IAM-Delta celebrate the diversity of the IAM's membership, and the right of all its members to be proud of who they are. We ask that you honor the spark that ignited change, and when you see injustice, ask yourself “Why don’t I do something?”