Stonewall and Queer Politics

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | A Public Affair

“In many ways, our modern Pride celebrations couldn’t be more different from the event they’re commemorating. Forty-five years ago, just after midnight on June 28, 1969, the New York City Police Department conducted a routine raid on the Stonewall Inn. Crowds of trans women, sex workers, and homeless youth were handcuffed, herded out of the bar, and into pushed into paddy wagons. And then a curious thing happened. The people in handcuffs began to fight back.” -Beth Lalonde in the article, The Trans Day of Action: Taking Back Stonewall in the Huffington Post. 

On Wednesday June 25, our host Karma Chavez was joined by Chuck Morris and Dan Brouwer to discuss how events like Stonewall have affected queer activism and queer politics over the years.

 

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