The riots are widely considered a turning point for the modern gay rights movement. The parade is Sunday, June 30 and starts at noon. It begins in the Uptown neighborhood, at the intersection of Broadway and Montrose Avenue, and heads south toward Halsted Street. No matter how green those bars and restaurants look on the other side! In years past, this seemed more like a recommendation than a law because enforcement was sparse. Pro-tip : Chicago firefighter Jeri Caroline Medina recommended bringing water.
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Hunter Clauss. Patrick's Day. Instead of green, it's rainbow. This year's parade comes during the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots , when New York City police raided a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn and clashed with gay activists. The riots are widely considered a turning point for the modern gay rights movement.