A History of Stonewall, the Riot That Started the LGBTQ Revolution

Jun 28, 04:00 PM

On this episode of BackStory, Brian and Nathan discover how the Stonewall uprising led to a wave of activism, protest and political agitation. #Stonewall50

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, a riot broke out at a rundown gay bar in New York City. Today the Stonewall uprising is famous around the world as a clash that helped spark a gay political revolution. Brian and Nathan talk to scholars and participants and discover how Stonewall led to a wave of activism, protest and political agitation.

Image: Marsha P. Johnson hands out flyers for support of gay students at N.Y.U., 1970. Source: New York Public Library Digital Collections

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