In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. That night the street erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations that lasted for the next three days. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.
This 1955 educational film warns of homosexuality, calling it "a sickness of the mind."
Dangerous "treatments" for eliminating homosexual urges were common in the 1950s and 60s.
A veteran remembers what it was like to discover he was gay.
A policeman's 1966 lecture on how homosexuality can destroy your life.
To be openly gay in the 1960s was a serious risk.
In 1960s New York, gay men who dressed in women's clothing courted danger.
The Mattachine society was one of the earliest gay rights groups.
Reflections on the Stonewall rebellion.
Remembering the first gay pride march, held one year after the Stonewall riots.
The Stonewall riots inspired gay Americans to fight for their rights.