Celebrating the beginning of the Gay Pride movement
Ongoing or starting in June 2019, at multiple venues
The importance of the Stonewall uprising in 1969 cannot be overstated. A series of direct actions in response to police brutality and harassment of the gay community in New York that culminated in a raid on the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, the Stonewall uprising proclaimed the right to equality of LGBTQ people in an America that did not treat them equally and is thought to be the beginning of the gay rights movement in the U.S. Stonewall’s 50th anniversary is rightly being celebrated this year at numerous arts venues across Philadelphia, featuring art by many Philadelphia artists. Click the links below and check out these venues and shows. Also, listen to a great podcast Wit Lopez did recently with Gabriel Martinez about his show, “Tonight is Forever” at the William Way Center.