Chelsea Clinton showed her baby bump in a cheerful pink summer dress while attending Pride Live & # 39; s Stonewall Day celebration to start the WorldPride weekend in New York City on Friday.
The 39-year-old, who will be giving birth for a while this summer, beats the heat in a $ 258 wavy cotton dress from Hatch while joining Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Donatella Versace, and Whoopi Goldberg at the Stonewall Inn event.
Chelsea was one of the famous faces performing near the iconic gay bar to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in 1969 – a revolt that strengthened the movement of LGBTQ rights.
Guest: Chelsea Clinton, 39, attended the annual Stonewall Day celebration at Pride Live on Friday
Celebrity: The former first daughter was one of the famous faces that came on stage near the iconic gay bar in New York City, the Stonewall Inn
Thousands of people gathered at the Stonewall Inn on Friday to take photos and share in the legacy of the gay bar, where patrons resisted a police raid. This led to protests and longer organization, making the case considerably more visible.
With the modern incarnation of the Stonewall Inn as the focal point, the celebrations of the day include music, speeches and an evening rally.
Chelsea was one of the celebrities who spoke to the crowd that stretched to blocks of nearly 90 degrees, and despite being heavily pregnant and out in the heat, she had a glow around her.
The former first daughter wore her light brown hair loosely around her shoulders and dressed her airy empire waist dress with a pair of delicate nude wedges, a departure from her beloved nude pumps.
Chelsea honored activists for fighting back & # 39; against discrimination, intolerance and indifference, & # 39; Pride Radio.
Staying cool: Chelsea braved the almost 90 degree heat in a wavy pink frock
Breezy: Chelsea & # 39; s $ 258 dress from Hatch has an empire waist and is made from airy cotton
Dynamic duo: the expectant mother was accompanied on stage by Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama
A-listers: Lady Gaga (left) and Alicia Keys (right) both performed during the event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in 1969
& # 39; Their spirit and unyielding passion and belief in community continue to inspire us and call for action, & # 39; she said.
The expectant mother was accompanied on the scene by Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama.
Valerie praised the Obama administration for naming the Stonewall Inn as the first National Monument dedicated to telling the story of the LGBT community.
& # 39; Let's continue the good fight that the LGBTQ community started fifty years ago today, amid the Civil Rights movement and the fight for gender equality, & # 39; she said. & # 39; The fight continues. And we won't stop until we win … Stonewall today reminds us why we will win. & # 39;
Last year, Pride Live announced the establishment of an annual Stonewall Day on June 28 to mark the start of the riots at the Stonewall Inn in 1969.
Star-studded theater: Donatella Versace (left) and Whoopi Goldberg (right) also attended the celebration
End of the day: Chelsea was later seen on the way home with her maroon bag
Keeping comfortable: the former first daughter wore sensitive nude wedges, a deviation from her beloved nude pumps
Fortunately: Chelsea seemed cheerful and smiled at the photographers who took her photo
In addition to appearing at the second annual event, Chelsea also tweeted about the anniversary on Friday.
# Fifty years ago today the police raided the Stonewall Inn – a regular occurrence, but the patrons decided to fight back and helped start a new chapter of activism and advocacy in the fight for LGBTQ + equality – a fight that is still going on today, half a century later, & she wrote.
Chelsea was later seen on the way home with her maroon bag, as well as a rainbow fan and what looked like a fabric bag. She seemed cheerful and smiled at the photographers who took her picture.
The expectant mother-of-three, who has a daughter, Charlotte, four and son, Aidan, three, with her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, 41, has been busy in her final trimester.
Although she is close to her due date, she has stepped outside more often this month and attended events such as Stonewall Day as she would normally do.
Hands are full: the expectant mother had a rainbow flag in one hand and what looked like a fabric bag in the other
Use of its platform: Besides appearing at the second annual event, Chelsea also tweeted about the anniversary on Friday
The Stonewall Inn closed not long after the riots in 1969. The current Stonewall Inn dates from the early 1990s
No damping of their mood! Thousands of people gathered on the celebrated Stonewall Day on Friday despite the blazing heat
Friday's events started a big weekend with Pride festivities in New York and elsewhere. In New York, the big WorldPride parade on Sunday en and an alternative march, intended as a less business-like commemoration of Stonewall , also swing past the bar.
The Stonewall Inn is now a monument and part of the Stonewall National Monument, but in 1969 it was part of a gay scene that was known but not yet open. At the time, showing homosexual affection or getting dressed in a way that was considered inappropriate for sex could keep people arrested and bars had lost alcohol licenses to serve LGBTQ customers.
The police raid at the bar began early in the morning on June 28, 1969. The night club was not licensed and the officers were instructed to stop the illegal sale of alcohol.
Patrons and people gathered at the bar on Christopher Street resisted, threw objects to the floor and got to the point of messing around with the agents.
Protests followed for several days. A year later, LGBTQ New Yorkers marked the anniversary of the riot with the Christopher Street Liberation Day March. Thousands of people proudly paraded through a city where LGBTQ people would remain largely in the shadow at the time.
The Stonewall Inn itself did not close long after the robbery. The current Stonewall Inn dates from the early 1990s.
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