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Stonewall Event Hosted by Glenn Tkach

Meet The Last Surviving Stonewall Activist

Interview with our very own Glenn Tkach of the Really Gay History Tour

Martin Boyce 1
Martin Boyce is a Stonewall Riot activist, sharing his story of one of the most significant queer/trans actions in history. The Stonewall Riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood of New York City.

Image and news article of the Stonewall Riot
Patrons of the Stonewall, other Village 2SLGBTQIA+ bars, and neighbourhood street people fought back when the police became violent. The riots are widely considered a watershed event that transformed the gay liberation movement and the twentieth-century fight for LGBT rights in Canada and the United States.

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Event information:

Vancouver (May 7, 2022 at 5-7pm) at the Junction
1138 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4L7
All Ages Event

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