51 years since the Stonewall riots
23rd June 2020
Most prides are cancelled this year, but we can still mark the 51 years since the Stonewall riots
In many cities all over the world, LGBTIQ+ communities and organisations will be unable to celebrate pride this year. So, we have decided to start a new challenge to mark 51 years since the Stonewall Riots. Memorial Pride Walk is a new challenge for everyone who wants to participate wherever they want.
The main goal of this project is to walk 51km in a month in memory of the Stonewall Riots that were in Greenwich Village in Manhattan New York between the 28th of June 1969 to 3rd of July 1969. The Stonewall riots were a series of riots and demonstrations in response to the continual mistreatment of the LGBTIQ+ community, it was a catalyst for the start of many international gay rights movements.
The challenge will start on 28th of June when the riots started and finish one month later on 28th of July.
You can participate from anywhere you want in the world. The main goal from the project is to walk 51km. After a walk, you are encouraged to share your photos and videos from your walks with us, you can send them privately or on social media, just remember to tag us!
@LEAPSsports and #MemorialPrideWalk
After the 28th of July, we will post a collection of the photos and videos together and celebrate this year’s Stonewall riots.