HARTFORD — One restaurant in Hartford is helping to celebrate LGBT Pride and raise money for a local non profit that helps LGBT youth.
Porron & Pina is selling doughnuts decorated with rainbow colors in recognition of the Rainbow flag for gay and lesbian Pride Month. The restaurant, located in the Goodwin Hotel in downtown Hartford will donate proceeds to True Colors, which provides education and advocacy of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and their allies.
June is recognized as Pride month after the riots at the Stonewall Inn. In the early morning of June 28, 1969, a police raid on the Stonewall Inn — a typical occurrence at gay bars in the 1960s — made history when patrons fought back.
After police arrested many Stonewall patrons that morning, people protested outside the bar for weeks afterward, leading to the first march for gay and lesbian rights in July 1969.
Those protests are often credited as a flashpoint for LGBT rights in the United States.