Monday, July 01, 2019

STONEWALL - 50 Years Later

"50 years after Stonewall, why so many LGBTQ people are ‘still grieving’" PBS NewsHour 6/25/2019


SUMMARY:  During the era of 1969’s Stonewall Riots, police raids against LGBTQ establishments were common.  But when Stonewall patrons fought back, the modern gay rights movement was launched.  On Stonewall’s 50th anniversary, Judy Woodruff gets perspective from Reverend Emma Chattin, activist and journalist George Johnson, The Anti-Violence Project’s Beverly Tillery and Mark Segal of Philadelphia Gay News.

"Stonewall exhibit showcases flash point in LGBTQ community" PBS NewsHour 6/29/2019


SUMMARY:  It was 50 years ago this week that gay, lesbian, trans and other gender-nonconforming people rioted at a bar called the Stonewall Inn after a police raid.  The New York Public Library has one of the largest collections of LGBTQ artifacts from that tumultuous period, which is now being displayed in a major exhibit, "Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50."  NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports.

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