Above: one of the few extant photographs of the actual riot
PODCAST It’s the summer of 1969, and the police have raided the Stonewall, a popular gay bar in the West Village. Join us as we look at the raid, the riots, and their significance today.
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The original front of Stonewall
The chalkboard outfront of the Stonewall the day after the riots
The Mattachine Society and one of their civilized protests, at their ‘Annual Reminder’ in Philadelphia
Matthew ‘Matty the Horse’ Ianniello, seen here in 2005, purportedly received cuts from the profits of Stonewall and many other mafia-run establishments
What the Times reported after the riots:
The early gay magazine The Advocate with news of the riots … and Jon Voight!
The first New York gay pride parade, organized by the Gay Liberation Front
The parade finishes at Sheeps Meadow in Central Park
Christopher Park, outside the Stonewall Inn