Sunday, June 28, 2009

Stonewall: when we had enough

40 years ago, the police raided a shady bar in the Village.

40 years ago, a group of marginalized gays decided they'd had enough of being harassed.

40 years ago, an angry lesbian hit back.

40 years ago, the street kids rebelled.

40 years ago, the drag queens fought.

40 years ago, the raid sparked days of rioting.

40 years ago, the community discovered itself, threw open the doors, and said "Enough!"

40 years ago, it began.

Resources for Stonewall:

  1. Wiki page
  2. Counterlight's informal history: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and Part V
  3. New police documents at (Check out their other exhibits).

No comments: