An Auburn institution hosts its first ever Pride rally to mark 50 years since the Stonewall Riots. The riots happened in 1969 after officers raided a gay bar in New York City.
Saturday's event was put on by the New York state Equal Rights Heritage Center. Hundreds came out to celebrate as members of the LGBTQ+ community, along with allies and local officials.
The rally came with rainbow-themed food, drinks, and vendors. Many feel Auburn is the perfect place in upstate New York to celebrate the importance of the event.
"This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising, which catapulted the modern gay rights movement we know today. So here at the equal rights center in Auburn, we do feature a lot of educational content about Stonewall. We have potraits of Marsha P Johnson, actual pictures from the riots," said New York state Equal Rights Heritage Center, Visitor Experience Manager, Courtney Kasper.
This rally capped off a month of celebrations in Auburn; including Pride comedy performances, brunches and documentary screenings.