The Stonewall Riots and the Gay Rights Movement
History at your fingertips. Photo by Fred W. Since then, various groups have advocated for LGBT rights and the movement accelerated in the wake of the Stonewall Riots of
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Retrieved March 17, Early hours of June 28, Transgender women resist arrest. The historian David Carter has a vivid way of explaining the importance of those remaining nights of unrest when the immediate fury of the crowd was politicized into a new militancy.
It was tying in all the radical politics that were part of me with gayness, the whole thing was coalescing into one unifying ideology. Raids on gay bars did not stop after the Stonewall riots. Gittings, nonplussed, stammered, "I'm gay.