Stonewall Inn saved by LGBT donations during Lockdown

Stonewall saved

Stonewall saved

Everything we are and every step forward LGBT people take began at the Iconic NYC Stonewall Inn. Not to downplay the significance of Compton Cafeteria riots but the Stonewall Inn is recognized widely as the historical birthplace of the LGBT movement.

And it remains so as we lurch forward vis-à-vis riots over StoneWall the Movie and recognition that Black Trans Lives Matter.

Silvia and Marsha P sisters in revolution

Scott Miller and Tim Gill, co-chairs of the Gill Foundation, told the Washington Blade “Stonewall is a cornerstone of LGBTQ history and it must be protected.”

“Queer people of color — including trans women of color like Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Miss Major — led the uprisings against police brutality at Stonewall and in doing so helped spark the movement for LGBTQ equality,” Miller and Gill said. “We must preserve that history and the legacy of the activists who led the charge.”


An actual interview with Silvia Revera in which she talks about her serendipitous appearance at Stonewall the night of the riot. Opens in a new window

There are two Gofundme pages benefiting Stonewall. One has raised $40,00 to date. Donate here.

The other has raised $314,000 to which you can donate here if you are so inclined.

The Gill Foundation has promised to match these donations up to $250,000 to help with the $40,000 MONTHLY rent and payroll.

Rock on.

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Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender


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