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A special remembrance event at the Lord Mayor’s Chapel
As part of our events to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots we welcome all to join us for a special event at the Lord Mayor’s Chapel, just across the road from College Green on Park Street.
Seen as the crucial, era-defining moment in the struggle for equality and has led to the global Pride movements we see now.
In the early hours of June 28 1969, a gay bar in the West Village of Manhattan became the epicentre of an event that changed the course of LGBT history.
An uprising, led by prominent activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, who were trans women of colour, was against police who frequently targeted and raided The Stonewall Inn along with other gay bars.
Join us as we remember this momentous occasion with guests including the Rt Hon Lord Mayor of Bristol and our first ever LGBT+ Poet Laureate, Tom Denbigh. Speakers include Cheryl Morgan, Historian and Trans Activist and Kiki co-founder and historian Dr Edson Burton.
We’ll also hear from the people who were there on the night through audio recordings and readings.
This is a free event but booking is required for refreshment and capacity management.
With kind thanks to Bristol City Council LGBT+ Staff Network for supporting this event to happen.