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Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community


89 minutes
Source: First Run Features

In 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city’s gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity, the Gay Liberation Movement began. Before Stonewall pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by gay and lesbian Americans since the 1920s.

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