Hot August Night/1970 — The Forgotten LGBT Riot

A Lecture by Steven F. Dansky

In August 1970, one year after the Stonewall Rebellion and one month after the historic first pride march to the Sheep Meadow in Central Park, there was a riot in Greenwich Village. It extended throughout Greenwich Village, involved hundreds of protesters, and culminated in 17 arrests. At the time the August 29, 1970 riot was considered un-newsworthy and, for more than four decades, disappeared from our collective memory.

Steven Dansky, an original member of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) and the founder of Effeminism, will contextualize the riot within a historic continuum of LGBT struggle and analyze why the riot happened at that precise moment in history. Hot August Night/1970—The Forgotten LGBT Riot, Dansky’s book, will be available for sale and signing.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
6:30 pm

LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street
(between 7th & 8th Avenues)