The Stonewall Riots

Coming Out in the Streets



ISBN: 9781419737206 Category:

Gayle E Pitman


This book is about the Stonewall Riots, a series of spontaneous, often violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBTQ+) community in reaction to a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The Riots are attributed as the spark that ignited the LGBTQ+ movement. The author describes American gay history leading up to the Riots, the Riots themselves, and the aftermath, and includes her interviews of people involved or witnesses, including a woman who was ten at the time. Profusely illustrated, the book includes contemporary photos, newspaper clippings, and other period objects. A timely and necessary read,The Stonewall Riotshelps readers to understand the history and legacy of the LGBTQ+ movement.

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Weight 345 g
Dimensions 14.1 x 21.7 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 14 May 2019
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.1 x 21.7 cm
Weight 345 g


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Gayle E. Pitman, PhD, is a professor of psychology and women and gender studies at Sacramento City College. Her research, teaching, and writing focus heavily on gender, sexual orientation, intersectionality, and social justice. Her first children's book won the 2015 ALA Stonewall Award. She lives in Rio Linda, California.