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Gay Rights And The Stonewall Riots

Stonewall Columbus

The Stonewall Riots of 1969 are considered the catalysts for the modern-day gay rights movenment.

It's been 50 years since the histroic riots, which began when police raided a gay bar in New York City called Stonewall Inn.

Tody on All Sides, a look back at the time of Stonewall, what triggered the protests and the remaing hurdles for gay rights in Columbus and across the contry.


  • Jason Baumann, Susan and Douglas Dillion Assistant Director for Collection Development at the New York Public Library. Baumann coordinates the Library's LGBTQ Initiative
  • AJ Casey, executive director, Stonewall Columbus 
  • Wahru Cleveland, LGBTQ elder in Columbus, alive during stonewall 

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