It's 40 years today that police were called to a disturbance at the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, NYC sparking the gay community's Stonewall Riots against police harassment and marking the start of the global LGBT rights movement. The anniversary will be celebrated in town today with a march (take a brolly, just in case) at 1pm from LSE, via a meander round Soho Square where you're encouraged to hang out and listen to the birds for a bit, then to Central Station, Wharfdale Road in Kings Cross where a free cabaret and consciousness-raising event will entertain between 3-8pm with a fabulous line-up of performers, singers, dancers, poets, rappers and speakers. All free. Check details and route here. Thanks to zefrog for the Twitter tip off.
Stonewall Riots 40th Anniversary Event
Last Updated 28 June 2009