Monday, 29 June 2009

London Marks 40 Years Since the Stonewall Riots

Departure

40 people gathered yesterday afternoon (Sunday) outside the London Schools of Economics (where the first meeting of the Gay Liberation Front UK took place in the 1970) for a march marking the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that took place on 28 June 1969 in New York and are considered as the beginning of the modern gay rights and gay pride movement.

The march which went through Soho (one of London's gay quarters) finished in a club called Central Station (King's Cross area) where a free afternoon of cabaret performances had been organised.

More pictures are available on my flickr account, here. details of the event can be found on this Facebook page.

The picture above was used by Londonist to illustrate their short article about the celebration, here.

I may blog more extensively (and specifically) later about my feeling towards yesterday's event...

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