1968 The Stonewall Riots begin in NYC’s Greenwich Village


Sometime after midnight on June 28, 1969, in what is now regarded by many as history’s first major protest on behalf of equal rights for LGBTQ people, a police raid of the Stonewall Inn—a popular gay club located on New York City‘s Christopher Street—turns violent as patrons and local sympathizers begin rioting against the authorities.

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The Stonewall Riots begin in NYC’s Greenwich Village

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HISTORY

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June 27, 2022

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June 27, 2022

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October 18, 2010