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Stonewall Oral History

Call for participants for the Stonewall Oral History Project.

Please contact [email protected].


On June 28th, 1969 at Stonewall Inn, the LGBT2SQIAP+ community resisted police violence and fought for liberation, resulting in five days of riots. The Stonewall Riots sparked radical organizing to create visibility and equity in the transgender and gender non-conforming community. The City of Minneapolis’ Division of Race and Equity is conducting an oral history project celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.


The Stonewall Oral History Project explores the Stonewall riots’ legacy in shaping past, current, and future progress and concerns in the Minneapolis transgender and nonbinary community. The project reflects on the riots’ influence on key issues relevant both then and now bringing equity to the community. Centering the intersections of other oppressed identities within transgender community, the project asks the question:

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The Division of Race and Equity welcomes BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), transgender and gender non-conforming community members to share their reflections about Stonewall’s legacy. Your voices can encourage a pivotal movement for equity in Minneapolis.

We appreciate your support and please contact [email protected] if you are interested in being a participant for the Stonewall Oral History Project. 

The Oral History Project will produce three short videos expressing the LGBT2SQIAP+ community’s experiences around the Stonewall Riots as impact on youth, housing, and security. The Division of Race & Equity will air the videos at the 6th Annual Trans Equity Summit this fall to open further discussion and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The Stonewall Oral History Project will also be available to community members and organizations to view and as an archive of Minneapolis’ reflection on the uprising.

Last updated Jan 13, 2020



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