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The Stonewall Riots by historian Marc Stein – AUTHOR PRESENTATION
August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Historian Marc Stein will present research from his book The Stonewall Riots.
Please note, this presentation will take place in ArtServe Auditorium, next door to Stonewall Library & Archives on East Sunrise Boulevard.
Despite the widely-recognized significance of the Stonewall Riots, most people know very little about what happened over those 6 days at the Stonewall Inn. Nor do they know much about the earlier developments that contributed to the eruption of queer protests that summer, or the changes experienced by the LGBT movement in the weeks and months that followed, or even the ways in which the riots came to influence the New York City, the country, and the world.
In one powerful volume, author Marc Stein has collected 200 documents from a variety of sources published across the United States between 1965 and 1973 that consider the diverse perspectives on what actually happened during the Stonewall Riots. Stein also explores the developments in the 1960s that led to the uprising and the mass mobilization that followed in the 1970s to understand the ways in which the Riots effected change. THE STONEWALL RIOTS offers colorful descriptions of gay bars and bathhouses, campy stories of queer resistance, courageous accounts of protests, powerful narratives of police repression, and inspiring examples of political empowerment. Stein includes photographs; articles from the alternative and LGBT press including The Village Voice, the Berkeley Bard, The Los Angeles Advocate, Transvestia; state court decisions; first-person accounts; political fliers; and song lyrics.
“A comprehensive collection of 200 transcribed documents from the early stages of the LGBTQ rights movement. Stein is a capable curator…[A] worthwhile dive into LGBTQ history.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
ABOUT MARC STEIN
Marc Stein is the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement (2012), Sexual Injustice: Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold to Roe(2010), and City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves: Lesbian and Gay Philadelphia(2000), and the editor of the Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America (2003).