The Stonewall riots were a series of demonstrations by members of the LGBT community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28th, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, NY. They are widely considered to constitute the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. Jake Goodman will discuss the history of the movement, the milestone of marriage equality in 2015, and the work that still needs to be done.
Jake Goodman is a founding member of Queer Rising, a NYC-based grassroots activist group that demands full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people through direct action and civil disobedience. He helped organize dozens of actions, marches and rallies around New York City and State and served as a media spokesperson for Queer Rising. Jake is currently the Executive Director of the Opportunity Fund in Pittsburgh.
Presented by the Historical Society of Mount Lebanon