Saturday, 27 June 2009
Stonewall Riots, 1969
On 27 June 1969 – 40 years ago today – New York City police raided the Stonewall bar on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. The gay men inside didn’t meekly comply, but fought back.
In "Gay Liberation", in the current issue of G&LH, John Lauritsen remembers a seminal moment in gay and social history.
Meanwhile, in "Gossip from Across the Pond", Warren Allen Smith recounts some little-known facts about the Riots, and, in "Out of Print", looks back at the publication in 2004 of Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution.