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The Stonewall Inn tavern in New York City’s Greenwich Village was the site of several nights of raucous protests after a police raid June 28, 1969. Although not the nation’s first LGBTQ rights event, it is now regarded as the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement. The event is often referred to as just Stonewall: The march was the most important event since Stonewall.

Updated December 2021