The Stonewall Riots started in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 when police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. In the melees that followed, Gays, Lesbians and Transvestites found a common voice and began the movement that would lead them toward liberation and acceptance in American society.
Forty years have passed since that night. Many more battles have been fought on the streets and in the courtroom, and still the Gay, Lesbian and Transgender citizens of America do not have full equality and legal standing. This exhibit commemorates the 40 years of struggle and progress since Stonewall.
Stonewall on the Web
A selection of web resources discussing the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, including audio, video, text and photographs.
A series of photographs that were taken by a New York Times photographer on the sixth and final night of the disturbances, but not published, has surfaced. From the July 3, 2009 edition of the New York Times.
From the White House reception for LGBT Pride Month on June 29, 2009, President Barack Obama addresses those present and describes the steps that his administration is taking in an effort to overcome and overturn unjust laws and practices in the United States.
A radio interview broadcast on the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots on the program “All Things Considered”, and a television interview with historian David Carter broadcast on the 40th anniversary of the riots.