Monday, June 24, 2019

Kennedy School History Pub

50 Years After Stonewall - Portland’s LGBTQ History

Kennedy School

6 pm doors, 7 pm event

Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!

All ages welcome

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About 50 Years After Stonewall - Portland’s LGBTQ History

50 Years After Stonewall - Portland’s LGBTQ History

Panel Discussion moderated by Jeff Stookey (GLAPN-Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest) with Darcelle and Holly Hart.

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police officers raided the Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher Street, the city’s most thriving gay club. They swept through the bar, checking I.D.s and slapping handcuffs on anyone wearing clothing that wasn’t “appropriate to one’s gender.” Though eyewitness testimony varies on what specifically turned the rowdy scene volatile, eventually bar patrons and onlookers in the streets began throwing everything from coins to bricks at the police, who then retreated into the bar, calling in the riot squad. That was the beginning of the Stonewall Riots.

The Stonewall Riots, lasting six days, ultimately altered the course of American culture for the past five decades.  They are widely considered the single most catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement and modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States.

About Kennedy School History Pub

Kennedy School History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp