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The Stonewall Riots began late on the night of Friday, June 27, 1969, when New York City police officers raided New York’s most popular gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. This raid set off a popular uprising: a six-day series of protests, demonstrations, and confrontations between the city’s gay community and the police. The Stonewall Riots are historic because they transformed the small homophile movement into a mass movement that was militant by creating the Gay Liberation phase of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered) civil rights movement. You can find basic information and documentation about the
Stonewall Riots here.

Listen to the only 1969 radio report on the Stonewall Riots:
Fred Sargeant, Craig Rodwell’s lover, being interviewed on the New Symposium II.

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"1969 Accounts of the Riots" (amended 2009)

"Stonewall Nomination for the National Register for Historic Places"

Interview with Paul Cain on gaytoday.com

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