Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month: Activists and protests that predate the Stonewall Riots

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The Stonewall Riots successful 1969 are considered by galore to beryllium the commencement of the cheery rights movement, but determination are different protests and events successful enactment of the LGBTQ+ assemblage that pre-date Stonewall.

For galore years, advocates and activists had been moving to beforehand LGBTQ+ rights.

Our reporters from crossed the state person travel unneurotic to research the radical and events that galore of america person ne'er heard of...each of them an important portion of LGBTQ+ history.

NEW YORK
LGBTQ+ crusaders bespeak connected pivotal moments earlier NYC's Stonewall Riots

LOS ANGELES
LGBTQ+ pioneers Lisa Ben and Sir Lady Java are among those featured astatine ONE Archives

CHICAGO
Northalsted Legacy Walk highlights activists who helped beforehand cheery rights


PHILADELPHIA
The metropolis is affluent with LGBTQ+ history, starting successful 1881 with the apprehension of Lady Washington

SAN FRANCISCO
Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin could easy beryllium called the mothers of the lesbian rights movement

HOUSTON
Texas successful the 1950s and 60s: Police raids were communal astatine cheery and lesbian bars

NORTH CAROLINA
This Historic Raleigh religion has been supporting LGBTQ+ equality since the 1950s


CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
One of the Central Valley's archetypal resistance kings and others speech astir cheery bars and harmless spaces successful the 1960s

Reference worldly coordinated successful conjunction with section LGBTQ+ archives and the ONE Archives Foundation.

The ONE Archives Foundation is the autarkic assemblage spouse that supports ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives astatine the University of Southern California (USC) Libraries, the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials successful the world. Founded successful 1952 arsenic ONE Inc., the steadfast of ONE Magazine, ONE Archives Foundation is the oldest progressive LGBTQ enactment successful the United States. In 2010, ONE Archives Foundation deposited its immense postulation of LGBTQ humanities materials with the USC Libraries. Today, the enactment is dedicated to promoting this important assets done divers activities including acquisition initiatives, fundraising, and scope of nationalist programs.

ONE Archives Foundation's flagship K-12 acquisition programs supply educators with the resources they request to thatch close and authentic LGBTQ+ history, including nonrecreational improvement webinars and escaped LGBTQ+ acquisition plans disposable for download connected our website. In addition, ONE Archives Foundation mentors younker to go ambassadors for LGBTQ+ past done the Youth Ambassadors for Queer History program. Learn much here.

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