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LGBTQ* History Through Photographs and Voice

June 28, 1970, a year after the Stonewall Riots, a few hundred people gather on Christopher Street and start marching towards Central Park (Sheep Meadow)

"At last we came to the Sheep Meadow, our feet hot and tired. I got to the crest of a small knoll before I turned around. There behind us, in a river that seemed endless, poured wave after wave of happy faces. The Gay Nation was coming out into the light! There was hardly a dry eye on the hill. What had begun as a few hardy hundred had swollen all along its route, until we filled half the huge meadow with the networks and newspapers estimated as five to fifteen thousand people, all gay and proud of it!" — Arnie Kantrowitz


(McGarry, Molly, and Fred Wasserman. “There’s a Riot Going On.” Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-century America. New York: Penguin Studio, 1998. 16-17. )

LGBTQ* History Through Photographs and Voice

June 28, 1970, a year after the Stonewall Riots, a few hundred people gather on Christopher Street and start marching towards Central Park (Sheep Meadow)

"At last we came to the Sheep Meadow, our feet hot and tired. I got to the crest of a small knoll before I turned around. There behind us, in a river that seemed endless, poured wave after wave of happy faces. The Gay Nation was coming out into the light! There was hardly a dry eye on the hill. What had begun as a few hardy hundred had swollen all along its route, until we filled half the huge meadow with the networks and newspapers estimated as five to fifteen thousand people, all gay and proud of it!" — Arnie Kantrowitz

(McGarry, Molly, and Fred Wasserman. “There’s a Riot Going On.” Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-century America. New York: Penguin Studio, 1998. 16-17. )