“The Stonewall Riots started the night of June 28, 1969 after bar patrons fought back against a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in New York City. In the 1960s frequent police harassment and raids on queer bars and establishments were unfortunately regular occurrences. But with Stonewall the queer community fought back against the police, and the riots lasted three nights with many transgender activists of color leading the way, including Martha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera and Miss Major among others. Stonewall is often cited as the beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.” (source: Kel R. Kapinski, Exhibition review: Stonewall 50 at the New-York Historical Society).
Below is a selection of books related to the Stonewall Uprising and queer theory. These books all come from the ProjectMUSE database, a collection of ebooks and journals on contemporary cultural studies. The City Tech community also has access to LGBTQ+ periodical literature through LGBT Life (EBSCO). We also subscribe to TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, a Duke University Press journal which explores the diversity of gender, sex, sexuality, embodiment, and identity in ways that have not been adequately addressed by feminist and queer scholarship.