/Celebrating Stonewall 50
Celebrating Stonewall 502019-03-22T19:42:05+00:00

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a defining moment in the history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement. Boston Pride plans to raise awareness of this anniversary through exhibitions, public discussions, and other events, acting in collaboration with local community-based organizations. It is important that, throughout Greater Boston, community people observe this milestone in our progress toward full equality.

Please contact by email to [email protected] if you are interested in the Stonewall 50 initiative.
Don Gorton 
Chair, Stonewall 50 Sub-Committee

Celebrating Stonewall 50

Ongoing, June 2019, historical sites around Boston

Banner Displays co-sponsored by the History Project and the Pride Committee, at sites relevant to LGBTQ+ history in Boston selected by community vote, announcing Stonewall 50

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 7:30 PM
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street

Pride Hand-in Hand: Juventas New Music Ensemble concert to observe the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and launch of the modern LGBTQ+ equality movement, with new music by LGBTQ+ composers

Monday, June 3, 2019, 7:00—9:00 PM
Faneuil Hall Boston

Stonewall 50 Community Meeting at Faneuil Hall: Placing the Future in the Context of the Past; Keynoters and Panelists speak to Stonewall, the 50th anniversary, and their vision for the LGBTQ+ movement

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 6:30—8:30 PM
Rabb Hall, Central Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street

Screening of Stonewall Uprising, the PBS/WGBH American Experience documentary about the Stonewall Riots in June of 1969, Co-sponsored by the Boston Public Library (“BPL”)

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 6:00—7:30 PM
The Commonwealth Salon, Central Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street

Author Talk” featuring Russ Lopez, author of the soon-to-be released Hub of the Gay Universe, a history of the LGBTQ+ presence in Massachusetts from the Pilgrims Landing in 1620, to Question 3, the anti-trans referendum defeated in 2018, Co-sponsored by the Boston Public Library (“BPL”)

Monday, June 10, 2019, 6:30—8:30 PM
Rabb Hall, Central Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street

Panel Discussion, Where LGBTQ+ intellectuals featured in In Search of Stonewall analyze the meaning of the historic happening, organized by the Gay and Lesbian Review and moderated by Publisher Dr. Richard Schneider

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 2:00 PM–4:45 PM
Teen Central, Central Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street
Co-sponsored by the BPL and BAGLY

Intergenerational Dialogue about Stonewall 50, bringing together older LGBTQ+ activists and LGBTQ+ youth to share perspectives about the significance of Stonewall, past, present and future

*Tuesday, June 25, 6:00-7:30 PM
Commonwealth Salon, Central Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street,

Author Talk, featuring John-Manuel Andriote, author of Stonewall Strong, soon-to-be-released in paperback, an examination of what LGBTQ+ struggles and successes reveal about resilience and community, Co-sponsored by the BPL

*Date not finalized