Don’t Miss English Ivy’s Commemorative Stonewall Event This Friday!

Tomorrow, June 28th, English Ivy’s is holding the event, Stonewall: A Riot of Dinner and Dancing, to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which helped serve as the beginning of the gay liberation movement. We hope this event reminds everyone about the importance of maintaining the fight for LGBTQ rights in our country and all around the world!

Continue below to learn more about the history of the Stonewall uprising, as well as, the details surrounding tomorrow’s exciting event!

Stonewall: A Riot of Dinner and Dancing
NEW YORK- JULY 12 2016: The Stonewall Inn, site of the 1969 riots on Christopher St. President Obama designated the area around the iconic bar as the country’s first national monument to LGBT rights.

Stonewall: A Riot of Dinner and Dancing

When: Friday June 28th
Time: 5PM – 3AM
Where: English Ivy’s Eatery & Pub
944 N Alabama St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Stonewall: A Riot of Dinner and Dancing
Stonewall: A Riot of Dinner and Dancing

The 1969 Stonewall Riots

With the influence of the civil rights movement, the counterculture of the 1960s, and the anti-Vietnam War movement, it is really no surprise that the Stonewall riots came about with such a sudden fervor. These riots, also referred to as the Stonewall uprising or Stonewall rebellion, took place in Manhattan, New York City on June 28th, 1969. The cumulative event of the Stonewall riots occurred in a succession of violent demonstrations lead by the LGBTQ community against a police raid in Greenwich Village. Their purpose was simple and just: to fight for equal rights in the United States.

You see, in the 1950’s and 1960’s, the gay community was challenged with an anti-gay legal system, and were not welcomed among the majority of standard society. Most places would not allow them into their establishments, with the exception of a few bars. Even there, the LGBTQ groups were often subjected to cruel police raids. A place owned by the mafia called the Stonewall Inn was one such bar that catered to various classes of the LGBTQ community. In 1969, a sign in the Stonewall Inn window read, “We homosexuals plead with our people to please help maintain peaceful and quiet conduct on the streets of the Village.”

Today, the Stonewall riots serve as a homage to the start of the LGBTQ fight for equality and liberation. Furthermore, LGBTQ Pride events are held every year all around the world in the last 2 weeks of June to commemorate the Stonewall riots of 1969. Do your part to support the continuing fight for LGBTQ rights by joining English Ivy’s at our Stonewall: A Riot of Dinner and Dancing event, tomorrow!

Celebrate Stonewall: A Riot of Dinner and Dancing!

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