In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, New York City's Stonewall Inn was raided, leading to riots, and the catalyst of the Gay Rights movement. 50 years later, the LGBTQ community has seen its share of victories, including the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act (2009) and the Supreme Court's ruling for same-sex marriage (2015). But the work continues as transgender youth and queer & trans people of color face discrimination at school, at work, and with the law.
This Pride Month, WORLD Channel looks back at the pivotal moments in LGBTQ history on American Experience and American Masters. We also celebrate the men, women and non-binary people living their true selves today in over 20 documentaries from Doc World to POV and Pacific Heartbeat.
Watch and join the conversation - like, comment, share - using the hashtag #PRIDEonWORLD.