Kenny Kerr

Kenny Kerr, 1980s

Kenny Was There

(c) Dennis McBride, 2009

The Stonewall Riots, June 28-29, 1969

When renowned impersonator Kenny Kerr opened Boylesque at the Silver Slipper Casino in 1977, he raised the bar for such shows in Las Vegas, and established one of the longest-running and most popular stage productions in the city's history.

Long before Kenny came to Las Vegas, however, he was already a well-known performer on the Eastern circuit. When Kerr was a teenager in 1969, he danced in New York's Stonewall Inn and witnessed the June 28-29 riots that marked the beginning of the gay community's struggle for equal rights.

Listen to Kenny Kerr talk about the Stonewall Riots: