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A Brief History of the Stonewall Rebellion

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

1-hour event via Zoom

We all know that June is Pride Month, but do we know why? Come join historical fiction author Milo Todd as he discusses the Stonewall Rebellion, a grassroots movement that sparked LGBTQ+ rights across the country, and later, across the world. What happened during the multi-night rebellion around the Stonewall Inn in June of 1969 in Greenwich Village, New York? What was the first thing thrown and who threw it? Who took part and who stayed away? Hear the details of what happened when (predominantly) impoverished, BIPOC gender nonconforming people decided they’d had enough of police brutality, and how this ultimately led to the creation of Pride Month. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the talk. Note: This session includes mentions of queer/transphobia, racism, police brutality, slurs, murder, sexual assault, and misgendering/deadnaming.

Register here: https://www.sturbridgelibrary.org/


June 26
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Joshua Hyde Public Library


Joshua Hyde Public Library
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