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Published on Jun 26, 2013
"It's the Stonewall riots that became the symbolic riots which inaugurated what we call the modern gay rights movement."
On June 28, 1969 a police raid at The Stonewall Inn sparked a riot of resistance among the gay community of New York City. The rioting and demonstrating would continue for several days and its impact would carry on far after that, giving rise to a gay rights revolution.
Here Martin Duberman, author of STONEWALL, recounts the events of that day and talks about the symbolic significance of that one unifying night.