GAAMC will kick off Pride Month 2019 by marking the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Our regular meeting location will be closed for parking lot construction, so we are hosting a Dinner and a Movie Event at the Florham Park Diner.
Our film this evening will be the 2010 documentary "Stonewall Uprising." Here is a description, from IMDB.com, written by Huggo:
The role of the June, 1969 Stonewall Riots - so named for the Greenwich Village gay hotel and bar, the Stonewall Inn, in front of which the riots occurred - in gay liberation and the foundation of gay rights in the United States is presented. The riots are largely seen as the turning point in establishing what gay rights there are today. The societal situation for homosexual men and women - including the laws of the day - in the mid-1960s before the riots is presented. Those include forty-nine of fifty states banning homosexuality, homosexual men and women being able to be arrested for a plethora of reasons outside of gay sex (those reasons for which straight people would probably not be arrested), the rise of a homosexual enclave in among other places a one block stretch on Columbus Street in Greenwich Village, and no homosexual man or woman in the United States truly being "out". Those involved on both sides of the riots discuss the situation that led to the first night truly becoming a riot, it which could have been like any night in any large American city where the police were raiding gay bars for the purpose of arresting homosexuals. And the immediate aftermath is discussed, including a celebratory first anniversary event in the Village, which arguably could be considered the first open gay pride parade.
We have reserved 20 seats at the diner so please be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend. This will help ensure that the room is set up to maximize everyone's viewing experience. We will meet at 6:30 PM, with the goal of having everyone's dinner orders placed before 7:00 PM. At 7:00, we will show this 80-minute film, and expect to have time to discuss or reminisce after the film.
All guests are responsible for ordering and paying for their own meals for this event.
- June 03, 2019 at 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Florham Park Diner
182 Ridgedale Ave
Florham Park, NJ 07932
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