To Stonewall and Beyond: Reconsidering a Landmark of 20th Century LGBTQ history
From History Department
Those that pay attention to LGBTQIA+ rights movement, as well as others, know the importance of the Stonewall Riots and what happened at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969. What most people have not considered is its context in United States history and continuing effects. Dr. Robert Tinkler emphasizes this was not the beginning of the LGBTQIA+ movement, nor did every person have the same political agenda. They were simply tired of being harassed by the police - like has recently been seen with the Black Lives Matter movement, following Trayvon Martin and the Ferguson Missouri Riots.
Recorded: October 10, 2019