Pride Month & The Stonewall Riots: Educational Resources

Culture / 06.30.2020
Red Door / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

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This week marks the 51st anniversary of the start of the Stonewall Riots. Also known as the Stonewall Uprising, the movement began in the early hours of June 28, 1969, when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. As police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, the raid sparked a riot amongst bar patrons, neighborhood residents, and gay rights activists, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement. Though the gay rights movement didn't begin at Stonewall, the uprising did mark a turning point, as earlier "homophile" organizations like the Mattachine Society gave way to more radical groups like the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) and the Gay Activists Alliance (GAA).

As we continue civil and human rights movements in 2020, it is important to note the significance of moments such as this for our society. Despite Pride month now drawing to a close, let's continue to celebrate the LGBTQ community and reflect on our allyship as we fight for justice and equality for all. In that spirit, Red Door's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee has gathered a list of resources about Pride and The Stonewall Riots in an effort to continue to not only educate ourselves, but also become better allies of the LGBTQ community. 


History of The Stonewall Riots

The real history behind the Stonewall riot: one of the most pivotal moments in LGBT history

Pride Month

4 Ways To Make Your Workplace Equitable For Trans People

Pride Began with a Protest: How Gay Rights are Connected to Black Lives Matter 


How the Stonewall Riots Sparked a Movement (4 min)

Stonewall Forever (22 min)

The Stonewall Uprising (45 min)

A Digital Experience

Hulu Pride Fest - “An immersive digital experience that will allow users to virtually connect and enjoy exclusive music, dance, and spoken word performances and programming throughout the day.”

  • Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march

  • DJ sets from artists like Coco & Breezy who will premiere a brand new single “Convo” (out 6/26)

  • Musical performances by singer/songwriter Daya, Alex Newell (Glee) and VINCINT

  • A spoken word session by Lee Mokobe and a dance performance on the “History of Voguing” by House of Ebony

  • “Out in Sports” panel with U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team co-captain Megan Rapinoe, transgender boxer Pat Manuel, and Jason Collins, the first openly gay active player in one of the four major sports leagues

Pride Live’s Stonewall Day 2020 Speeches and Performances

GLAAD’s  2020 Pride Digital Event Guide


Films & Documentaries

LGBTQ History Documentaries and Movies List 1

LGBTQ History Documentaries and Movies List 2

LGBTQ Movies and Documentaries on Netflix 


Books to read to become a better ally to the LGBTQ+ community 


Podcast List 1

Podcast List 2

Podcast List 3

Podcast: Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Intersectionality: What is it?

Understanding Intersectionality

The Urgency of Intersectionality (Ted Talk)

Why the intersectional approach is the only way to #AccelerateAcceptance

More good reads on intersectionality from GLAAD

I’m a queer man of color. Here’s how intersectionality impacts me. (Essay by Roberto Valdes)

LBTQ Causes & Organizations

San Diego:

San Diego LGBT Community Center

North County LGBTQ Resource Center

PFLAG San Diego Chapter

Trans Family Support Services 

San Diego Pride


One Colorado

Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce

The Center on Colfax

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Commission

NoCo Equality

Denver Pride

Black-Led Organizations

LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund

The Transgender District

Black Trans Femmes In the Arts

Anti-Violence Project


Black Trans Travel Fund

The Audre Lorde Project

Marsha P. Johnson Institute

TGI Justice Project

Voix Noire

Brave Space Alliance

Trans Women of Color Collective

The Okra Project

Black AIDS Institute

House of GG

Trans Justice Funding Project

A New Way of Life

National Organizations

Family Equality Council

The LGBT National Help Center

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA)

Transgender Law Center (TLC)

interACT (formerly known as Advocates for Informed Choice (AIC))

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

Lambda Literary

Pride at Work

Out and Equal Workplace Advocates

Gay & Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons (GLARP)

Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders (SAGE)