Stonewall: the 1969 fight for gay rights

    Chris Parkes reflects on the 1969 Stonewall riots

    Published: February 24, 2024 at 7:25 AM

    To mark LGBT+ history month, we’re revisiting a classic episode on a pivotal moment in LGBTQ+ history. Speaking to Matt Elton in 2019, historian Chris Parkes explored the background to the 1969 Stonewall riots, when LGBT protests erupted at New York’s Stonewall Inn.


    Matt Elton is BBC History Magazine’s Deputy Editor. He has worked at the magazine since 2012 and has more than a decade’s experience working across a range of history brands.

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