Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion

Stonewall Rebellion, Anniversary of the

June 27
The Stonewall Inn was a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village that was raided by the police on June 27, 1969. Police frequently monitored the bar and undertook occasional raids in the past, but on that Friday night, the encounter turned explosive. As the outraged crowd threw stones and bottles, the police retaliated by aiming a fire hose against it. Eventually, more police arrived and subdued what had turned into a riot.
Today, the Stonewall Rebellion is regarded as a turning point in the history of the gay rights movement. It is commemorated in New York, Philadelphia, and other U.S. cities with parades, memorial services for those who have died of AIDS, and other activities designed to draw attention to the ways in which homosexuals have been discriminated against.
CONTACTS:
Stonewall Veterans Association
70-A Greenwich Ave., Ste. 120
New York, NY 10011
212-627-1969; fax: 212-374-6348
www.stonewallvets.org
SOURCES:
FolkWrldHol-1999, p. 271
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