50 Years Since Stonewall
The Stonewall riots marked one of the most galvanizing periods in the fight for sexual and gender liberation and the six days of protest against transphobia, homophobia, and police repression offered powerful stories, movements, and acts of queer resistance, sexual and gender liberation, and racial, ethnic, and cultural solidarity. The riots inspired LGBTQ+ people throughout the country to organize in support of gay rights, and within two years after the riots, social movements for gender and sexual liberation were sparked in nearly every major city in the United States.
Three events on May 22 and 23 for students, staff, faculty, and the community offer multidisciplinary explorations of the Stonewall riots and ongoing struggles towards queer liberation. Event details are at https://lgbtq.wwu.edu/50-years-since-stonewall/.
- Wednesday, May 22, 2019 to Thursday, May 23, 2019