Professor Stein Comments on Historic Philadelphia Sit-in for LGBT Rights

Thursday, October 30, 2014
WINDY CITY MEDIA GROUP -- For Marc Stein, a professor of History at San Francisco State University, the sit-in at Dewey’s not only adds to our knowledge of the past, it also prompts us to reevaluate our current understanding of LGBT history. “I think one of the important things to see is that there was a history of these episodes for at least five years before the Stonewall Riots,” Stein said during a telephone interview. “I think for a lot of us,” he continued, “if there’s one thing we want to challenge, it’s the notion that the movement began at Stonewall or the notion that Stonewall was the first time that gays and lesbians, that LGBT people, fought back.”