You know what I love about The Bronx — the spirit and sense of pride
of its residents in being from The Bronx, regardless of their gender,
race, ethnicity, cultural background or sexual identity.
So it is no wonder that a few members of The Bronx LGBT community have decided to
come together to plan the first-ever Bronx LGBT Expo. The event will
bring together local businesses, entrepreneurs, talent and artists
from The Bronx under one roof in celebration of World Pride 2019 and
the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and a half-century of
Stonewall Inn, a gay bar on Christopher Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. A 1969 police raid here led to the Stonewall riots, one of the most important events in the history of LGBT rights (and the history of the United States). This picture was taken on pride weekend in 2016, the day after President Obama announced the Stonewall National Monument, and less than two weeks after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. (Rhododendrites / Wikimedia Commons)
Elisa is a travel blogger and freelance writer. She is co-founder of TravelinCousins.com travel blog and writes a weekly column for ThisIsTheBronx.info.