Pride began to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising. On June 28, 1969, New York City police officers raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar and safe haven for the gay community. Raids were commonplace at the time, as New York City made it illegal to serve alcohol to gay people and for gay people to dance with each other. That night, however, Stonewall patrons refused to cooperate and began to fight back. Three days of riots followed.
Today, Pride looks significantly different, as politicians, large corporations, and even police officers can be found participating in the celebrations. While much progress has been made, employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity still exists.
In Minnesota, it is unlawful for an employer to treat LGBTQ+ employees differently because of their sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation, or gender identity. Similarly, in 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled that federal anti-discrimination law protects employees from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
If you believe you have suffered discrimination, harassment, or retaliation because of your sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation, or gender identity, we want to hear from you. Contact us for a free initial consultation.