Law & Justice

Dozens take to streets in honor of Stonewall Riots

March followed Roe v. Wade rally
July 1, 2022 at 8:04 p.m.
Dozens march straight down Magnolia Street carrying pro-abortion and Black Lives Matter signs on July 1. The group marched in honor of the Stonewall Riots from City Hall, following a Roe v. Wade rally.
Dozens march straight down Magnolia Street carrying pro-abortion and Black Lives Matter signs on July 1. The group marched in honor of the Stonewall Riots from City Hall, following a Roe v. Wade rally. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)

By HAILEY HOFFMAN
Staff Reporter

Around 100 people carrying signs and flags marched through the streets of downtown Bellingham in honor of the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots on July 1. 

The Stonewall Riots were prompted after police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village in New York. 

The goal of Friday's march was to honor "the queers, queens and troublemakers who came before."

The march began at City Hall, immediately following a rally for reproductive rights after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to rescind Roe v. Wade last week.

Whatcom Pride events will continue through the month of July. 

photo  A few dozen people rallied on the steps of the courthouse in support of abortion and health care. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)  


photo  Many marchers carried their pro-abortion signs following the Roe v. Wade rally. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)  


photo  Street diners at Storia Cucina clap and cheer in support as the group marches by with signs and flags. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)  


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