Documenting the Stonewall Riots: Resources

Resources on Stonewall and the Stonewall Era by Marc Stein



The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History (New York: NYU Press, 2019): a collection of 200 primary sources from 1965 to 1973, along with an introductory essay.

Queer Public History: Essays on Scholarly Activism (Oakland: Univ. of California Press, 2022).

Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement (New York: Routledge, 2012 and 2023): a historical survey of the gay and lesbian movement from 1950 to 1990, with more general overviews of the pre-1950 and post-1990 eras.

Short Encyclopedia Entries

Fred Wasserman, “Stonewall Riots,” Encyclopedia of LGBT History in America, ed. Marc Stein (New York: Scribners, 2003), vol. 3, 155-159.

Marc Stein, “Stonewall Riots,” SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies, ed. Abbie Goldberg and Genny Beemyn (Los Angeles: Sage, 2021), 803-806.


OutHistory Exhibits

“LGBT Direct Action Bibliography, Chronology, and Inventory, 1965-1973,” 2023,

 “‘Where Perversion Is Taught’: The Untold History of a Gay Rights Demonstration at Bucks County Community College, May 9, 1968,” 2021,

 “50th Anniversary Demonstrations, Philadelphia,” OutHistory, 23 Jun. 2015, exhibit on July Fourth Annual Reminder demonstrations at Independence Hall, 1965-69.

“Dewey’s Sit-In, Philadelphia, April 25, 1965,” OutHistory, 20 Apr. 2015, exhibit on Dewey’s Sit-in in Philadelphia, 1965.


Articles and Presentations

“Recalling Purple Hands Protests of 1969,” Bay Area Reporter, 31 Oct. 2019, 4-5,

“Stonewall and Queens,” From the Square: NYU Press Blog, 9 Aug. 2019,

“California’s ‘Gay Revolution’ in the Stonewall Era,” California Historical Society, 25 June 2019,

 “Queer Rage: Police Violence and the Stonewall Rebellion of 1969,” Process: A Blog for American History, 3 June 2019,

“A Theory of Revolution for the Riots,” The Gay & Lesbian Review, May 2019, 19-20,

Media Articles, Interviews, and Presentations about Marc Stein’s The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History (New York: NYU Press, 2019)

“The LGBT Stonewall Tipping Point, Wondros Podcast, 19 May 2021,

“Il Cammino del Movimento LGBT dai Moti di Stonewall ad Oggi,” Progetto Gionata: Portales u Fede ed Omosessualita,, 15 November 2020.

“The Aftermath: Stonewall Riots,” The Alarmist, 2 July 2020,

Claire Potter, “Kicking and Screaming: Stonewall at 50,” Exiles on 12th Street, 28 June 2019,

Mina Kim, “San Francisco and LGBTQ Pride,” Forum, KQED, San Francisco, 27 June 2019,

Brian Bromberger, “Pride 2019: Book Offers Many Layers to the Stonewall Story,” Bay Area Reporter, 25 June 2019,

Tobin Low and Kathy Tu, “What Do We Have in Common?” Nancy, WNYC, New York, 24 June 2019,

Mitch Jeserich, “A History of the Stonewall Riots,” Letters and Politics, KPFA, Berkeley, California, 24 June 2019,

Steve Scully, “Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary,” American History TV, C-SPAN, New York City, 23 June 2019,

Brian Lehrer, “Prejudice and Price: Oral History from Stonewall 1969,” Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, New York City, 21 June 2019,

Alison Stewart, “Stonewall Histories,” All of It, WNYC, New York City, 14 June 2019,

Katie Uva, “A Documentary History of Stonewall: An Interview with Marc Stein,” Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, 13 June 2019,