Celebrating Stonewall @ 45

Grab your friends and make a toast at your local gay bar

The Stonewall Inn, following the riots on June 28, 1969. The sign on the window reads, “We homosexuals plead with our people to please help maintain peaceful and quiet conduct on the streets of the Village—Mattachine.” Photo Credit: Diana Davies/New York Public Library

The Stonewall Inn, following the riots on June 28, 1969.
The sign on the window reads, “We homosexuals plead with our people to please help maintain peaceful and quiet conduct on the streets of the Village—Mattachine.”
Photo Credit: Diana Davies/New York Public Library

The weekend of June 27-29 marks the 45th anniversary of the riots at the Stonewall Inn. On June 28, 1969, LGBT patrons at the now-iconic New York City bar took to Greenwich Village’s streets as they revolted against legal oppression and fought back against police harassment and brutality. In the years immediately following, Stonewall served as a rallying point for our community. In 1970, the first Christopher Street Liberation Day march would be held, spawning our modern-day LGBT Pride Parades and other Pride events. Read more about Stonewall, its history and its legacy in our editorial on page 4, and check out the list of local LGBT nightlife establishments here. Grab your friends, head out to your favorite gay watering hole and make a toast to the great history and celebrations of the last 45 years!

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Charlotte LGBT nightlife establishments

The Bar at 316
316 Rensselaer Ave.
thebarat316.com

Cathode Azure
1820 South Blvd.
cathodeazure.com

Central Station
2131 Central Ave.
facebook.com/central.station.5

Chasers
3217 The Plaza
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008238948447

The Hide-A-Way
405 Baskins Rd., Rock Hill
facebook.com/hide.way.1

L4 Lounge
2906 Central Ave.
facebook.com/L4Lounge

The Nickel Bar
2817 Rozzelles Ferry Rd.
thenickelbar.com

Petra’s Piano Bar
1919 Commonwealth Ave.
petraspianobar.com

The Scorpio
2301 Freedom Dr.
thescorpio.com

Sidelines
4544-C South Blvd.
thesidelinesbar.com

The Woodshed Lounge
4000 Queen City Dr.
woodshedlounge.com

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