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Movie-A-Day #179: Stonewall (1995).

June 28, 2011

The modern gay rights movement began with the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village, New York, on June 28, 1969, when patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, decided to fight back against a police raid of the establishment instead of just backing down as usual. The confrontation drew an angry crowd and in the weeks that followed, demonstrations in support of the gay protestors sprang up around the country. The fight they started isn’t over yet, but with every June – Gay Pride Month – that passes, more victories are won. “Stonewall” tells their story, as does the 2010 documentary, “Stonewall Uprising.”

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