SOURCE: The Atlantic
Creating the First Visual History of Queer Life Before Stonewall
Making a landmark documentary about LGBTQ Americans before 1969 meant digging through countless archives to find traces of a forgotten subculture.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Before Stonewall, There Was a Bookstore
by Jim Downs
Networks of activists transformed Stonewall from an isolated event into a turning point in the struggle for gay power.
Historian Marc Stein Explains Philadelphia's LGBTQ protests before Stonewall and Pride
Marc Stein, a professor at San Francisco State University, explains why these demonstrations are a little-known piece of LGBTQ history and how they reflected a larger cultural shift in the U.S.
SOURCE: The Gotham Center for New York History
A Documentary History of Stonewall: An Interview with Marc Stein
Today on the blog, we talk to Marc Stein about his new book, The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History. In it, he compiles 200 documents that shed light on the years immediately preceding and after the events at Stonewall.
SOURCE: Process: a blog for American history
Queer Rage: Police Violence and the Stonewall Rebellion of 1969
by Marc Stein
Contrary to what many people believe, the Stonewall rebellion was not unprecedented and it was not the first time that LGBT people fought back.
Some People Think Stonewall Was Triggered by Judy Garland’s Funeral. Here’s Why Many Experts Disagree
As the 50th anniversary of Judy Garland’s death and of the uprising both approach, many hope those milestones will be a chance to make sure the equal rights movement continues, but not the Garland myth.
I Produced the Documentary Before Stonewall. Here’s What It’s Been Like to Revisit It Three Decades Later
by Robert Rosenberg
It’s still eye-opening to discover that our LGBT identities, communities and political struggles — well developed today and with many major victories — have deep roots in the past.
Was Stonewall a Riot, an Uprising or a Rebellion? Here's How the Description Has Changed—And Why It Matters
While there is broad agreement that something seismic happened at the Stonewall Inn one fateful night in 1969, there is little consensus on anything else — including how people should talk about it.
Fifty Years After Stonewall, a Look at the Struggles and Celebrations of LGBTQ Americans
A new display explores gay life beyond the historic riots at the National Museum of American History
The Stonewall Exhibit in New York Needs Sturdier Walls
by Bruce Chadwick
Stonewall was a momentous event and its 50th anniversary is being celebrated in many ways across the country, including the exhibit Stonewall 50 exhibit at the New York Historical Society.
The Lavender Scare and Beyond: Documenting LGBTQ History from the Great Depression to Today
by Eric Gonzaba
An illumiting interview with Josh Howard, the director of the Lavender Scare documentary, and historian Eric Gonzaba.
How True-Crime Stories Reveal the Overlooked History of Pre-Stonewall Violence Against Queer People
by James Polchin
Today, 50 years after the Stonewall uprising that marks the birth of the modern gay-rights movement, we may understand that violence against LGBTQ citizens has been central to the evolution of that movement. But the history of such crimes tends to be lost.
Pride Month 2019 Marks the Stonewall 50th Anniversary
The LGBTQ Community is a vital part of American history.
SOURCE: NY Times
When Resistance Became Too Loud to Ignore
New York City museums and public spaces celebrate Stonewall and the movement’s charismatic personalities in a handful of timely shows.
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