Stonewall riots

E21-22: The Stonewall riots and Pride at 50

The Stonewall riots and Pride at 50.

Summer 2019 marks 50 years since the iconic rebellion against the police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The LGBTQ patrons and locals, many of them people of colour, and most of them working class, fought back against the police in 6 days of rioting. Then they organised, revolutionising the LGBTQ rights movement, and sparking Pride.

Movements and memory: The making of the Stonewall myth

An examination by Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Suzanna M. Crage on why the Stonewall riots became central to gay collective memory while other events in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York did not.

Stonewall: The birth of gay power - Sherry Wolf

Stonewall riots, 1969

A history of the Stonewall riots, where LGBT people in New York City took a stand against violent state repression and battled the police, kickstarting a militant, global gay liberation movement.