Stonewall, Transphobia, and Moving from Gay Liberation to Gay Pride

In 1969, a series of violent demonstrations – called riots in the media – broke out in Greenwich Village, NY at the Stonewall Inn, a bar that many members of the gay community frequented. The Stonewall Riots occurred between members of the gay community and police, who raided the establishment.

In the interview below, actress and Trans* activist Laverne Cox talks about the lesser-known history of the Stonewall Riots, the shift from gay liberation to gay pride, and the transphobia that still plagues the LGBTQ movement in America:

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