The legacy of Stonewall lives on and lives strong. Last night’s special screening of Stonewall Outloud at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles recognized this moment and commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Our YouTube Originals documentary, a partnership with Storycorps, premiered earlier this year.
Following the documentary, Dino-Ray Ramos moderated a powerful Q&A with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Danny Franzese. The conversation included the importance of preserving LGBTQ+ history and why Stonewall’s story matters more than ever in today’s climate.
“The group that fought the hardest and fought the most are still in jeopardy,” said Bailey.
“We are still trying to find a way to include our history in our storytelling,” said Franzese.
“They [young people] don’t know the battles that were fought and it’s important we do, because we might have to fight it again.” said Barbato.
The film celebrates the voices and memories of the people who were at the historic 1969 riots that were a turning point in the movement for LGBTQ+ rights.
If you missed out on this showing, you can still join us on Monday, November 25th at 7:30 PM at The Landmark Westside Pavilion for another special screening and Q&A of the film. Click here to RSVP!
Below, check out some photos from last night’s event at the Museum of Tolerance.
Thanks to our photographer, Steven Lam! (Instagram: @stevenlamphoto)