Usually for Saturday Morning Serial, we talk about murder, serial killers, and an awful lot of dumb criminals. But this week we’re going a different route. Jackson is sharing a story with us that holds a very significant place in his heart: The Stonewall Riots.
On June 28th of 1969, after decades of abuse and humiliation, the queer community finally took a stand. And the corrupt police who attempted to raid The Stonewall Inn (one of NYC’s most popular gay bars) had no idea what was coming for them. In what would become the foundation of the modern queer rights movement, the story of Stonewall echoes the pain and turmoil we are facing as a nation today.