• LGBT+ Hinckley - Jamie Attwood

Stonewall Anniversary

Updated: Jul 2, 2020

On this day 51 years ago, an uprising took place at the Stonewall Inn. As it was raided by the police in the early hours, with LGBT people long frustrated by police brutality, finally fighting back. Lesbians and trans women of colour were some of the key people involved in the act of resistance. This anniversary is a reminder of the power of standing together in defiance of those who seek to divide us.

The Revolutionary People's Constitutional Convention in 1970 was a key moment in which activists from Black Power, feminist and gay liberation movements came together this saw common cause and they learned from each other.

The Gay Liberation Front was the main organisation that formed out of the uprising and these wider movements. The GLF first formed in the US and were part of the original discussions to create the first Pride, which took place on June 28 1970 in New York City, a year after the Stonewall riots.