Where Pride Began

Courtesy of the movie Stonewall.

Courtesy of the movie Stonewall.

Sergio Lopez, Staff Writer

The LGBTQ community took a stance and fought back against discrimination in what would go down in history as the 1969 Stonewall riots. The Stonewall riots were spontaneous demonstrations of violence against a police raid on June 28th, 1968, at the Stonewall Inn. This event was considered by many as the most important step taken towards the gay liberation movement.

At the time of the event it was only treated as a local news report. It wasn’t until 10 years later that the bar was mentioned on a national scale, and a decade later before it was mentioned again after that.

Director Roland Emmerich and writer John Robin Baitz have their own interpretation of the events that happen during the Stonewall riots, which are depicted in the movie Stonewall.

The movie is centered around fictional characters. The main character Danny Winters, played by Jeremy Irvine, flees to New York and finds his way to Stonewall Inn. There Winters meets Trevor, played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, before catching the eye of Ed Murphy, the manager of the Stonewall Inn, played by Ron Perlman.

Stonewall came out on Friday, September 25th, however it is only available in certain theaters.