This run club provides a safe environment for LGBTQ runners and allies in Raleigh

RALEIGH -- Two Raleigh bars serve as safe spaces for StoneWall Sports' Run Club.

Stonewall Sports, named from the famous Stonewall riots that happened on June 28, 1969, is a nation-wide LGBTQ & Ally community-based, non-profit sports organization founded in 2010. Their vision and mission is to provide every person an inclusive, low-cost opportunity to participate in sports where they can feel comfortable being themselves.

"It's not just a place for the LGBT," said Rusty Sutton, one of the owners at The Green Monkey, which is located on Hillsborough Road. "It's a place for the whole community, where everybody just comes together and embraces everybody's differences."

Runners gather at The Green Monkey Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and The Ugly Monkey Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.