“The movement for gay rights first drew national attention in June 1969, when the police raided a bar in Greenwich Village frequented by homosexual men, the Stonewall Inn.” (pg 265)
During this era, the movement for homosexuality equality was barely a movement and was just forming its roots. The 1960’s was a decade of change and reform for America’s social issues. This riot was the stepping stone for America’s attention towards homosexuality and gay rights. During this riot, the patrons of the Stonewall Inn resisted and fought the police officer’s raid on the bar and did not submit towards their moral laws.