Timeline of 2009 LGBT Anniversaries, Part 3 of 4
From 1959 – 1984.
In the forty years since the Stonewall riots, and the emergence of the gay liberation movement, a process of historical archaeology has been underway. Its aim has been to make the hidden past visible. This timeline of anniversaries is a look into what we now know of this hidden past, and also the revealed present..
1969, The Stonewall Riots. In the early hours of June 28, police raided the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street. The patrons of the bar fought back.