Commemorating the Stonewall Uprising

Cleveland Park Library

Commemorating the Stonewall Uprising

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 7 p.m.

June 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, nearly a week of unrest sparked by a police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The uprising is often cited as the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. How did the events in New York City affect the gay rights movement in Washington, D.C.? Did they have an effect on the LGBTQ+ resistance in our city?    

Join us for a panel discussion on what the queer resistance movement in DC looked like in 1969 and the years shortly after. Please register here. Speakers will include:

  • Lou Chibbard, Jr. is a Senior Reporter at the Washington Blade. The Washington Blade started in 1969 in DC and has been referred to as “the newspaper of record for the LGBT community.” 

  • Eva Freund is an early member of the Mattachine Society of Washington and the National Organization of Women DC chapter. Freund coordinated the efforts of NOW and the LGBT community to support the passage of Title 34 (the Human Rights Law of DC).  

  • Richard Rosendall is a former President of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance. Founded in 1971, the GLAA is a non-profit political organization that defends the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Nation’s Capital.

  • Otis "Buddy" Sutson is a co-founder and organizer for the Best of Washington, a social group for Black gay men. Sutson also fundraised for HIV/AIDS organizations.

Add to Calendar 25-07-2019 19:00:00 25-07-2019 20:00:00 Commemorating the Stonewall Uprising June 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, nearly a week of unrest sparked by a police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The uprising is often cited as the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. How did the events in New York City affect the gay rights movement in Washington, D.C.? Did they have an effect on the LGBTQ+ resistance in our city?     Join us for a panel discussion on what the queer resistance movement in DC looked like in 1969 and the years shortly after. Please register here. Speakers will include: Lou Chibbard, Jr. is a Senior Reporter at the Washington Blade. The Washington Blade started in 1969 in DC and has been referred to as “the newspaper of record for the LGBT community.”  Eva Freund is an early member of the Mattachine Society of Washington and the National Organization of Women DC chapter. Freund coordinated the efforts of NOW and the LGBT community to support the passage of Title 34 (the Human Rights Law of DC).   Richard Rosendall is a former President of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance. Founded in 1971, the GLAA is a non-profit political organization that defends the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Nation’s Capital. Otis "Buddy" Sutson is a co-founder and organizer for the Best of Washington, a social group for Black gay men. Sutson also fundraised for HIV/AIDS organizations. false DD/MM/YYYY