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UPRISING! THE STONEWALL RIOTS AT 50

Saturday 19 October: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Pembroke College, The Old Library, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RF

How did a street riot change LGBTQ+ history? Join three leading historians to explore Stonewall's meaning, impact, and legacy. Featuring Dr Mark Walmsley (University of East Anglia), Professor Jonathan Bell (UCL), and Professor Nan Alamilla Boyd (San Francisco State University). Chaired by Dr Michell Chresfield, lecturer in United States History, University of Birmingham.

The Stonewall Uprising, which took place in Greenwich Village, New York in June 1969, is generally considered to be a turning point in the history of the LGBTQ+ community. The riots helped to spark a queer revolution both within the United States and around the world, leading to the creation of the gay liberation movement and the first gay pride parade the following year. The importance of the Stonewall riots was recognised by President Obama in June 2016 when he announced the creation of the Stonewall National Monument, the first ever national monument dedicated to the LGBTQ+ equality movement. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising we are holding a series of events to explore the history of the riots and the impact of this event on the subsequent evolution of the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

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SCREAMING QUEENS: THE RIOT AT COMPTON’S CAFETERIA
MARSHA P. JOHNSON ON FILM
THE LGBTQ+ MOVEMENT AFTER STONEWALL

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