Pride Month originated with the “Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade,” first held 50 years ago. The march marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Uprising, sparked by an early morning police raid on June 28, 1969. That 6 day protest against harassment and police brutality has since bloomed into a month long global celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and many others.
The Village Lions started just a few blocks from Stonewall. From the beginning we have been a Welcoming Club. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, we’re all rugby players. For many years, we have marched as a club in the Pride Parade. Though we can not march in 2020, we still celebrate. Today we celebrate by giving Meg Collins & Rosie Rough the spotlight.
Collins, a New York native, and Rosie, who hails for Oregon, have quite simply dominated the field. They have each collected enough hardware to fill a trophy case, have competed at a high level, and contributed to the advancement of the club in many ways. Together they are a super couple who have already produced their greatest work yet, Ryan Maeve born earlier this year.▸ Continue reading