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These Pics Of Lady Gaga, Billy Porter & More Celebs Celebrating Pride Will Have You Feeling Empowered

“You were born this way, and you are superstars!”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 28:  Lady Gaga speaks onstage during Pride Live's 2019 Stonewall Day on June 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Pride Live)
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June is Pride Month, an annual celebration of all LGBTQ+ identities that was most notably sparked by the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969, when LGBTQ+ individuals rioted in response to a police raid of The Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village.

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Following the riots, LGBTQ+ activists organized the first-ever pride march, and they called it “Gay Pride” to combat the shame that LGBTQ+ individuals were made to feel about their identities. Since the ’70s, pride celebrations have been held annually worldwide.