When remembering the Stonewall Uprising, it’s important to reflect on its origin. The riots began “in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City (Source).” Gay men and women, drag queens, transgender individuals such as Marsha P. Johnson and Storme DeLarverie fought back against those who attempted to oppress the LGBTQIA+ community. Because of their bravery and the actions of the community that followed, the Stonewall Riots “are now widely considered to be one of the most important events leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States (Source).” Thank you, Stonewall rioters. Thank you.
Below is a list of nonfiction books for those who weren’t previously aware of Stonewall and want to learn more. I’m also providing some recommended books by trans* and nonbinary authors that we have at Fountaindale Library!