June 1969. New York City. It’s illegal to serve gays alcohol. It’s illegal for gays to dance with one another. Bars and clubs are routinely raided. Including the now infamous, Stonewall Inn. The riots that ensued over a week on Christopher Street ignited and catapulted forward the modern LGBT+ rights movement today.
But how much do you know about what happened that night? What does it mean for your queer people and their own activism today?
This week Sebastian Hendra from @HistoricalHomos joins us to tell the story of everything that happened not only on the night of the first riots, but the first year after the Stonewall Inn riots.Plus we are joined by host campus of #StudentPride – th University of Westminster's LGBTI society rep Nikki Hayden and Pride in London's Rhammel O'Dwyer Afflick to discuss what the events that fateful week mean to young LGBT+ people today.
If you are listening in real time, we are just days away from national student pride 2019, not only is LGBT+ legend Ian McKellen appearing on stage as a guest on this podcast – he will be on the panel celebrating 50 years since stonewall with activists Paula Akpan and Peter Tatchell, Educate and Celebrate’s Elly Barnes and trans hero and student pride ambassador Paris Lees. Our pride of conversation’s daytime festival is free to attend, or weekend wristbands for queue jumps and drinks deals at our after parties are five pound. All the details on www.studentpride.co.uk. We’ll see you at the event 22nd to 24th of Feb 2019, bring your best hashtag Queer AF self. We certainly will.
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