Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots–the event that sparked the gay liberation movement. To acknowledge this moment in LGBTQ+ history, theBUZZ is throwing this rainbow bath bomb in the shape of the brick that started it all.

In 1969, New York police officers raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular LGBTQ+ bar, and began arresting its patrons. Tired of this harassment, the community fought back. Drag queen Marsha P. Johnson is credited to have started the riot by picking up a brick and throwing it at police officers. On June 28th, the 50th anniversary of the riots, theBUZZ is recognizing that history with a rainbow brick bath bomb–a reminder that the luxuries we enjoy today are largely because of this uprising. This initiative comes in time for World Pride, which takes place in New York City this week.

So, the next time you have a bath, take a moment and remember that the comforts we enjoy today, are thanks to activists 50 years ago.

Click here to read our sister publication, PinkPlayMags, that has a travel feature on WorldPride/Stonewall 150 events happening in New York City this weekend.

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About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.