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Unknown Photographs of the Stonewall Riots Found! June 1, 2009

larry morris/new york times

I alerted the New York Times to the significance of these images in their archives, brought to my attention by the researcher for the PBS American Experience film being made based on my book. I authenticated the photographs and, at the request of the New York Times, interpreted them based on my research about the night the photographs were made so that the Times could write accurate captions for the photographs, resulting in the above news story. Before the significance of these photographs was understood, there was only one known image of the Stonewall Riots in action, the photo taken by Joseph Ambrosini that is on the cover of my book (the commonly reproduced Village Voice photographs are authentic but were posed during a lull in the uprising and therefor portray no action). These previously unknown photographs are a wonderful gift for all Americans who care about LGBT civil rights on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots!   -- David Carter

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• Frank Rich New York Times editorial, here

• New York Times, new find, police records: link to article here

CNN Stonewall 40th Anniversary Story, link

• CNN  (The news segment is anticipated to air on Sunday, June 28, at 2PM EST)

• BBC World News (The report is anticipated to air on Monday at 8PM EST)

• Stonewall article, from the German gay magazine MÄNNER, June 2009 - downloadable pdf, click here

• French national gay magazine Tetu, downloadable pdf here

• from the Guardian UK, "How Obama set the tone for a quiet revolution in gay rights", link here

• New York Magazine, "Does It Matter Who Claims The History?", June 15, here

• New York Magazine, "Gay Old Times", June 22, link here

• MSNBC, here

• NY1 "Pride Week" story, watch the video here

• Democracy Now, link

• HOUR Magazine, here

• Southern Voice links: "The Next Stonewall"   "From Jesup to Stonewall"   "Hairpin Drop Heard Round the World"

• Metro International, here  

• Jakarta Globe, here  

• Agence France-Presse, link        

•  Dallas Voice, here                  

• ourscenetv.com, here ; download the press release here

• salon.com, link

• huffington post, here

• Windy City (Chicago), link

• " . . . AND the store windows at Bloomingdale's. Yes, believe it or not, the Stonewall Riots are now featured in a video
    in the famous department store's windows."


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