Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Remembering Stonewall, 50 Years Later
"Fifty years ago this June marks a crossroads in modern LGBTQ history. The patrons of New York City’s Stonewall Inn had finally reached their limits on June 28th, 1969, so when the police once again raided the bar, they rose up, defiantly taking to the streets to fight against years of harassment and bigoted arrests.
That fateful Saturday and the days that followed are seen by many as the turning point in the quest for almost every right we as the queer community now enjoy and those that we continue to fight for.
Join us on June 28, 2019, to remember and celebrate the brave souls who fought to tear down the walls of oppression and bring light into our spaces, to enable us to live out and proud.
Exactly 50 years later and during Chicago's Pride Weekend, let us come together to show our love and respect at Meeting House Tavern, where all are welcome and encouraged to be their true selves, no longer hidden behind the darkened windows of bars of the past, but in space that literally opens up to the streets.
“Stonewall50: Back To The Wall” will be a fully immersive multimedia dance and performance event with music and video curated by Chicago legend Moose the DJ and Video Historian Jeffrey Roscoe. The night will be hosted by Clayton W. Terrill, as he presents some of Chicago’s finest drag talent, performing numbers that were actually in the Jukebox at the Stonewall Inn, and so much more from NYC and Chicago Gay Bars in the 70s!
There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door to support the work of Gerber Hart Library and Archives. http://www.gerberhart.org/
Much of the video and photographic content for this event came from Gerber/Hart."