CALL OUT: We’re Here! – an evening of positive and forward looking LGBTQI+ performances
WHEN: Thursday 6th June 2019, (8pm–10pm approximately)
WHERE: Battersea Arts Centre – The Courtyard
Presented by Victor Esses and BAC
Produced and curated by Victor Esses
Deadline – Wednesday 1st May 2019, 11am
In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a queer bar located in the West Village in New York City. The raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighbourhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement outside the bar, in neighbouring streets and in nearby Christopher Park. The Stonewall Riots (or Stonewall Uprising) served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. Led by Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, who were trans women of colour, the riot sparked an entire civil movement, and the reason why Pride is celebrated in late June/early July.