This year, Coastal Delaware celebrates Pride for the month of June. This month coincides with the momentous Stonewall riots in June of 1969, the catalyst for the gay rights movement. As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall in NYC, Southern Delaware has joined much of America in celebrating the LGBTQ+ community throughout Pride month.
Co-founder of the Mattachine Society, one of the earliest gay activist groups, in the 1960s and the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance, Paul Kuntzler was honored with the LGBTQ Rights Pioneer Award by the Delaware Stonewall PAC on June 8. Elected officials like Senator Chris Coons were present.
Rehoboth Beach in particular is distinguished for being one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly destinations on the east coast. While still a family town, Rehoboth has welcomed individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or are under the queer umbrella for the past several decades.
Written by: Matty Brown
June 20, 2019