Stonewall riots

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A black and white photograph of the Stonewall Inn, showing half of a sign that was placed in the window by the Mattachine Society several days following the riots
The Stonewall Inn, taken September 1969. The sign in the window reads: "We homosexuals plead with our people to please help maintain peaceful and quiet conduct on the streets of the Village
Note; this is not a UK subject; exceptionally we've included an article about it here because of its importance in gay history, and the number of gay-related institutions that have been named after it.

The Stonewall Riots took place at the Stonewall Inn in Christopher Street, New York, on 28 June 1969 when the local gay community fought back against police repression. This event is commemorated in the many organisations with "Stonewall" in their names.

See also

Stonewall (disambiguation)

External links

Wikipedia article on the Stonewall riots: