A sign at The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar and National Historic Landmark in New York’s Greenwich Village. Photo: AFP
A sign at The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar and National Historic Landmark in New York’s Greenwich Village. Photo: AFP
LGBT

50 years after the Stonewall gay bar raid, New York City’s police commissioner apologises, says action taken was ‘wrong, plain and simple’

  • Following the raid in 1969, a riot broke out between bar patrons and police – an event which helped to spark the modern gay rights movement

Topic |   LGBT
A sign at The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar and National Historic Landmark in New York’s Greenwich Village. Photo: AFP
A sign at The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar and National Historic Landmark in New York’s Greenwich Village. Photo: AFP
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