As we fight for the right to be an equal, this event must be announced to show what we refuse to go back to. Raids? Just for slow dancing? No. Not anymore. I took a straight couple with me to see "Milk" a few years ago and was telling them I wrote a paper on the man for a political science college course. I used Harvey as showing how politics enboldens the common person to seek out opportunity to get a fair share.
And they loved the movie. But at the end, I was shocked when my friend's husband stated, "I'd never heard about him, before now. I didn't realize he was gay."
I was shocked at what we know but the general population doesn't. So as the conflict moves on--moments like this, here on PBS too, are vital. Spread the word. We're not going back to the closets!
On a side note, the last time I was in NYC, we had to head to the Memorial Park outside (you can see it in the film "Jeffery" too) of this place. It was a bit emotional for my partner and me.