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Why the Commonly Told Story of Stonewall is the Least Interesting Thing About It

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston MA

Jun 11 2019
Why the Commonly Told Story of Stonewall is the Least Interesting Thing About It

Harvard Professor and Activist Michael Bronski will present a lecture on the history and legacy of the Stonewall Riots.

In the early morning of June 28th 1969, lesbians, gay men, drag queens, street hustlers, and transgender people fought the police and rioted for three nights on Christopher Street in New York’s Greenwich Village. The Stonewall Riot, as it came to be called, was the birth of the modern day Gay Liberation and Gay Rights movements. This was a momentous historical moment. It is also, possibly, the least interesting part of the story. Stonewall is the founding myth of today LGBTQ movements – but

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