Celebrate LGBT History Month With GVSHP & the LGBT Center!
In August 1970, one year after the Stonewall Rebellion and one month after the historic first pride march to the Sheep Meadow in Central Park, there was a riot in Greenwich Village. It extended throughout Greenwich Village, involved hundreds of protesters, and culminated in 17 arrests. At the time the August 29, 1970 riot was considered un-newsworthy and, for more than four decades, disappeared from our collective memory.
Tuesday, June 19
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street
(between 7th & 8th Avenues)
Free; reservations required
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 475-9585 ext. 35
Steven Dansky, an original member of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) and the founder of Effeminism, will contextualize the riot within a historic continuum of LGBT struggle and analyze why the riot happened at that precise moment in history. Hot August Night/1970—The Forgotten LGBT Riot, Dansky’s book, will be available for sale and signing.