Stonewall Riots: 50 Years of Change for Law Enforcement and the LGBTQ Community

May 24, 2019 | Authored by

Join us for this informative and engaging evening as part of the Museum’s on-going Witness program, generously sponsored by Target. On June 28, 1969, members of New York City’s LGBTQ community led a series of violent street demonstrations in response to a raid on the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village. These riots were a pivotal moment in the gay political movement.
In a panel discussion, journalist and novelist Lucian Truscott IV who was present for the Stonewall Inn uprising, David Carter, author of “Stonewall: the Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution” and Metropolitan (DC) Police Department Lt. Brett Parsons of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Liaison Unit , discuss how the relationship between law enforcement and the LGBTQ community has changed over the last 50 years. NBC4 news anchor Jim Handly moderates this exciting panel discussion.
This event is free with paid Museum admission; Target has generously agreed to cover the first 50 tickets for this evening. For more information, click here.


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