Who was involved: Police and LGBTQ+ people
Where it happened: Greenwich Village in New York City
When it happened: 1969
Why it happened: Police raided a gay bar and a huge fought broke out li
What happened: The raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood 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 on Christopher Street
How it helped the movement: It helped the movement by spreading the word and lead to numerous gay rights organizations, including the Gay Liberation Front, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD (formerly Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), and PFLAG (formerly Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).