Home > Event > History of the Stonewall Riots, Stories of Pride and May Meeting
May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Market Avenue Wine Bar
2521 Market Ave
Ohio 44113

Join us for a paneled discussion on the history of the Stonewall riots as we come up on their 50th anniversary this June. They are a vital part of our history and the namesake of the Cleveland Stonewall Democrats.

“The Stonewall riots were a crucial, era-defining moment in the struggle for equality.

In the early hours of June 28 1969, a gay bar in the West Village of Manhattan became the epicenter of an event that changed the course of LGBT history.

The days of riots which followed the uprising against police who frequently targeted The Stonewall Inn along with other gay bars were momentous.

Led by prominent activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, who were trans women of color, the riots sparked an entire civil rights movement, and the reason why we celebrate Pride Month in June.” – Lydia Smith, Pink News

***Panelists to be announced shortly.