A look at some of the key moments in the struggle for gay rights.
June 28, 1981One of 50,000 marchers carries a sign during New York’s annual Gay Pride Day parade. The 1981 parade, which commemorated the 12th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, moved up Fifth Avenue to a rally in Central Park. The Stonewall riots began after a police raid in the early morning at the popular gay bar the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in New York. The three days of violent demonstrations marked a major turning point in the modern gay rights movement.G. Paul Burnett/AP