LGBTQIA

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It was a late summer night in 1969, when the New York City Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn.  The inn was a popular hangout for the city’s LGBT community, at a time when very few establishments were welcoming.  Rapid City is celebrating its 8th annual pride week with a speaker who was at the Stonewall Inn 50 years ago.

What would become known as the Stonewall Riots served as a turning point for the Gay Rights Movement and acted as a catalyst for LGBT activism across the country.

Chynna Lockett

  A new healing center for people affected by missing and murdered Indigenous women is open in Rapid City. The space is the first of its kind and allows people to meditate and remember victims.

Lily Mendoza is a Cofounder of the Red Ribbon Skirt Society. That’s a group in the Black Hills that helps educate the community on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Two Spirited, or LGBTQIA people.