Pride Across MLS
If there was any one day of the calendar that may be considered National Pride Day, today would be the day.
43 years ago this morning in New York City, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, an almost monthly occurrence in an age when morals codes led the force to bust into bars, line up patrons, and haul them off if they weren’t wearing the minimum number of articles of clothing deemed appropriate for their gender.
The June 28, 1969 raid was the last straw for so many. People rose up and hundreds rioted, at times violently. Christopher Street was choked with demonstrators for nights to come.
The modern-day gay rights movement had begun.
We honor the past 43 years of Pride with our favorite representations of LGBT Pride from the league, teams, and players we love so much from hour first six months.