Film: The Stonewall Uprising

The Stonewall Uprising
Saturday, October 19 - 2 to 4 p.m.
The Stonewall Uprising is part of “The American Experience” PBS Documentary series, examines the events leading up to what is now seen as the defining moment in the establishment of the gay rights movement in the United States: the riot at the Stonewall Inn in New York City in the summer of 1969.

At that time, homosexuality was not only illegal, it was classified as mental illness. Bars like Stonewall were controlled by the mob and the police were paid to either look the other way or conduct their raids early in the day. On this night however, the police arrived when the bar was full. The reaction was swift with crowds quickly forming outside the bar. The next night, a crowd estimated in the thousands again confronted the police. As a result of these actions, the gay community made themselves known for the first time. A year later, many of those involved staged the first Gay Pride parade.

WHEN
October 19, 2013 at 2pm - 4pm
WHERE
Wilkes University Student Center Ballroom
84 W South St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
United States
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CONTACT
NEPA Rainbow Alliance · · 570-972-2523
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