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LGBT Special

Witness History has five stories from LGBT history to mark the 50 years that have passed since the Stonewall Riots of 1969.

Witness History has five stories from LGBT history to mark the 50 years that have passed since the Stonewall Riots of 1969. The BBC's LGBT correspondent Ben Hunte is in New York with an eyewitness account of the Stonewall uprising and how it led to the first Gay Pride march. He hears other LGBT stories from the recent past, such as the first civil partnerships in Denmark, the struggle against Uganda's brutal anti-LGBT legislation, the moment that British lesbians invaded a BBC news studio and the personal story of the man behind the leading UK Aids charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust.

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