Stonewall National Monument

Inky & friends at the Stonewall National Monument

Last year, my friend Reine and I celebrated Pride together.  We had so much fun that we decided to do it again this year! We met up for ice cream at the Stonewall National Monument.  Stonewall is one of the newer national monuments, designated by President Barack Obama.  It commemorates the Stonewall uprising that began on June 28, 1969.   It's a great place to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community! I have two moms, so the monument is particularly special to me.

Inky at the Stonewall Inn

The Stonewall Inn is decorated for Pride with lots of rainbow flags and lights.  Rainbow flags are a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community that I love! Rainbows are so cheerful, don't you think?

Inky at the Stonewall Inn

I had fun climbing around on the inn's facade. Because of the amazing people who have fought for LGBTQ+ equality over many, many years, I am able to grow up with married moms and attend celebrations like Pride.  Of course, the struggle is not over.  Someday, I hope all people will be treated equally.  Still, I think it's important to celebrate successes and also keep working to improve our society. 

Inky at Stonewall National Monument

I'm very excited, as efforts have been underway to introduce a Junior Ranger Program to the Stonewall National Monument! I would love to be a junior ranger at Stonewall! Who knows- someday, when I grow up, I may even be a ranger at Stonewall for my job!

I'm so glad Reine and I got to visit Stonewall and celebrate Pride together.  Have you ever fought for something you believe in? What was it?


  1. I'm so glad you got to Stonewall too! Definitely a good cause!

    1. Thank you Melody! It was a special place to visit, for sure!

  2. Such cute pictures! I don't completely agree with the cause, but it sounds like you had a great time! Something tells me you should meet my doll Alexis, I think you'd be good friends. :) I love your cute little double buns, I used to wear my hair like that a lot when I was younger.

  3. It is so cool that you live so close to so many historical places! I went to the Stonewall dedication and it was a very powerful experience. I'm glad you get to experience visiting it too. Pride is that much more meaningful when we remember what we've had to overcome. But of course you're right to remember all the progress we still have yet to make as well :)