Marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Matthew Todd (author of Straight Jacket, Pride) is in conversation with James Barr (from award-winning podcast A Gay and A NonGay), looking back at the uprising and the events that followed and transformed the lives of the LGBTQ community. Join them as they examine the past and explore how we can all influence the future for the better.
About the book:
In June 1969, police raided New York gay bar the Stonewall Inn. Pride charts the events of that night, the days and nights of rioting that followed, the ensuing organization of local members of the community - and the 50 years since in which activists and ordinary people have dedicated their lives to reversing the global position. Pride documents the milestones in the fight for equality, from the victories of early activists, to the gradual acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in politics, sport and the media and the passing of legislation barring discrimination.
Covering the key figures and notable moments, events and breakthroughs of the movement through the reproduction of rare images and documents, and featuring personal testimony essays from notable figures, Pride is a unique and comprehensive account of the ongoing challenges facing the LGBTQ community, and a celebration of the equal rights that have been won for many as a result of the sacrifices and passion of this mass movement.