New York congressmembers to introduce resolution designating June 28 as ‘Stonewall Day’

Three New York Democrats spanning both houses of Congress are teaming up to introduce a resolution designating June 28 — the day when the Stonewall Uprising kicked off — as Stonewall Day.

The resolution, slated to be introduced on June 25, aims to commemorate the historic role of Stonewall as a critical moment in the emergence of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. The resolution is led by Congressmembers Dan Goldman and Ritchie Torres, who is gay, along with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who collaborated with Pride Live, a non-profit organization that is opening the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center on June 28. Pride Live founder Diana Rodriguez worked with Gillibrand’s team on drafting language and gathering endorsements from groups and leaders such as the Christopher Street Alliance, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and the National Parks Service.