Take our annual LGBT community quiz

The riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village are legendary, the symbolic start of the modern LGBT civil rights movement.

In June, with the focus in the LGBT community turned to commemorating the Stonewall uprising, we celebrate Pride — pride in ourselves, our community, our legends and our history.

Test your knowledge with WiG’s annual Pride pop quiz.

A New York City police raid on the Stonewall Inn fueled riots, inspired marches and gave rise to the gay liberation movement. The riots occurred in:

A. 1999

B. 1969

C. 1889

D. 1949

The standard LGBT Pride flag contains how many colors?

A. 8

B. 5

C. 12

D. 6

Gay civil rights icon Harvey Milk was …

A. A San Francisco supervisor

B. The CEO of Borden Milk

C. Mayor of Los Angeles

D. A Broadway director

Playwright Oscar Wilde said …

A. “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”

B. “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.”

C. “I am not young enough to know everything.”

D. All of the above.

True or false? k.d. lang publicly came out as a lesbian at a ball to celebrate Bill Clinton’s presidential inauguration in 1993.

True or false? The International Bear Brotherhood flag was first flown at a Gentle Ben convention in 1969.

The Continental Baths, a gay bathhouse in New York, opened in 1968 and featured top-notch entertainment. Which act did NOT perform at the club?

A. The Andrews Sisters

B. Sonny and Cher

C. Cab Calloway

D. Charles Nelson Reilly

Bayard Rustin was the chief organizer of …

A. The 1985 Farm Aid concert in Champaign, Illinois.

B. The 1966 Delano Grape Strike and Boycott.

C. The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

D. The Millennium March on Washington for Equality.

True or false? The Silence = Death Project originated on Tax Day in 1987, with an ACT UP protest at the New York City General Post Office.

The Greek letter lambda was selected as an LGBT symbol by the Gay Activists Alliance of New York in what year?

A. 1982

B. 1964

C. 1955

D. 1970


1: B

2: D

3: A

4: D

5: False (It was Melissa Etheridge who did so)

6: False (It was first flown at a “Bears of Summer” celebration in Chesapeake Bay in 1995)

7: B

8: C

9: True

10: D.