Professor Stein: Stonewall Uprising Fueled LGBTQ Rights Movement

Friday, June 28, 2019

BLOOMBERG LAW -- The uprising that followed the raid fueled a movement for LGBT rights that continues to this day in the courts and legislatures.

“Very quickly after Stonewall, activists in a variety of American cities and states began fighting for an extension of existing anti-discrimination laws to cover what was called ‘sexual preference’ at the time,” said Marc Stein, a historian at San Francisco State University and author of The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History.