Trips & Adventures – 28 June 2018
Today, 49 years ago, there were a series of violent demonstrations by members of the LGBT community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of 28 June 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City.
The Stonewall riots of 1969 are widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States.
With this in mind we headed from Piccadilly on bus 142 heading for Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens in Didsbury Village. We met another member of the party under the clock tower (“quite a striking feature”, said Chris). Before rioting we decided to fuel up and ate at the Saint & Scholar. Everything was fine except the venison pie came with chips instead of mash potatoes.
We were all fired up to re-enact the riots … honestly, we were going to paint the park pink, but the weather was too hot … so we had ice creams instead at the park cafe.