In June 1969, tensions between the gay community in New York City and police boiled over when officers raided popular gay club the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.
The raid spawned days of rioting and demonstrations by the gay community that became known as the Stonewall Riots, which is widely regarded as the birth of the modern LGBT movement for civil rights in the US.
Since then, the month of June has become recognised as Pride Month, and to celebrate it this year, Tinder is giving away a free $100,000 wedding to one LGBTQ couple who met on the dating app.
In a blog post, Tinder said: “We’re excited to be able to give back to the LGBTQ community, who have been an important part of Tinder from the start. We believe everyone has the right to marry their perfect match, so today, we’re looking for one extraordinary couple to win a Tinder dream wedding.”
Tinder is calling on same-sex couples who met on the app to share their story on Instagram between 6th – 30th June, using #TinderSuccessStory and @Tinder.
The winner will then be announced on 5th July 2017.
— Tinder (@Tinder) June 6, 2017
The competition comes after the success of Tinder’s brilliant #FundMyVDay campaign, where Tinder dished out cash gifts of up to $400 to help users plan their perfect date.
The campaign saw a huge amount of engagement on Twitter, with thousands of social media users tagging Tinder with their date ideas.
Winning entrants included $10 to buy some cookies, money for tickets to see Lady Gaga in concert, and $400 to visit California.
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