Professor Stein Comments on Pride Month

Thursday, June 28, 2018

ELITE DAILY -- Before you pour yourself an ice cold one, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the history behind Pride Month. It is great to celebrate and all, but understanding the importance of the month will make your celebratory salute that much more meaningful. Marc Stein, professor of History at San Francisco State University and author of Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement, spoke to Elite Daily reporter Jamie Kravitz about the origin of the month.

“Pride is generally celebrated in June to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which took place over the course of a week in late June and early July in 1969,” Stein said.