[embedyt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=[/embedyt] The riots took place 50 years ago and, as progress has been made, the LGBTQ community has suffered much oppression while struggling to be considered equal – it continues to do so today. June is LGBTQ Pride Month, in honor of the Stonewall War that took place in June 1969. In honor of Pride Month, we have created a gallery of LGBTQ characters from the rock and metal community. The insurgency was a reaction to a police raid in Greenwich Village, New York, and is considered the most important event to trigger the gay liberation movement. 2019 Loudwire is part of Loudwire Network, Townsquare Media, Inc. a network of brilliant lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or pansex musicians.