June 28, 1969 – New York City, US
On the early morning of June 28, a routine raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the Greenwich Village, by the New York City police quickly escalated to a violent fight and ensuing protests joined by patrons of other bars in the area. The riots lasted for almost a week till July 3, 1969.
“The riots are widely considered the watershed event that transformed the gay liberation movement and the twentieth-century fight for LGBT rights in the United States.” – Wikipedia: Stonewall riots.
In 2018, a social advocacy group (Pride Live) announced June 28 Stonewall Day to commemorate the event.
- The Harvard Gazette – Stonewall then and now