On June 28, 1969, the New York City Stonewall Inn was the site of what would become the modern LGBTQ movement.
Police raids on Lesbian and Gay bars was a common occurrence where patrons had to have three pieces of clothing from the gender they assigned else face arrest.
But on this night, the routine raid exploded into an uprising that lasted for three days. The rebellion — led by trans women and men and gays of color — fought the cops on the streets of Greenwich Village, making it clear that they were fed up with the decades of oppression from an anti-LGBT state.
The Stonewall uprising began a process of militant LGBTQ struggle that continues to this day, whose early years were characterized by an anti-racist, anti-war and anti-capitalist, fightback against both heteronormative patriarchy and transphobia.