40 years after bloody protest, gay rights pioneers get the apology they deserve
February 25, 2016 - Uncategorized
On a Saturday evening in 1978, hundreds of supporters of gay rights took to the streets of Sydney. They were inspired by international Gay Solidarity Celebrations, which spread globally following the Stonewall Riots of 1969.
It had been almost a decade since gay patrons at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village of New York, fought against police discrimination and harassment, which resulted in a riot. The Stonewall Riots are often described as the catalyst for the gay rights movement across the United States and further abroad.