Even when I was a kid I felt like I was born a half a generation too late. I was involved in environmental issues back then but I was just a kid so not the real political stuff. The Vietnam War ended my senior year high school so that was more an issue for our older brothers. Civil rights with the Black Panthers was in full gear. I remember that. One of the kids of a family friend was in the Hells Angels or some similar group out in Calif. Those were wild times.
The last high school I attended had just desegregated right before I got there so we had some racial riots close down campus a few times. Protesters felt empowered because they were. A Chic filet-type event never would have survived that. Kids wouldn't have been tweeting. They'd have been breaking windows.
That Stonewall came out of that makes perfect sense. And I'm just reading the wiki on it. It's a very nice write up.
I knew a lot of gay prides honored Stonewall but I didn't realize that the first pride marked Stonewall's 1st anniversary...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riotsChristopher Street Liberation Day on June 28, 1970 marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots with an assembly on Christopher Street and the first Gay Pride march in U.S. history