The Confessions and Diaries of a New York Veteran of the Greenwich Village Stonewall Inn Raid of June 28, 1969:Souvenirs

ABOUT Scott G. Brown

Scott G. Brown
The author is one of the oldest survivals of the 1969 Gay Rights Movement at the Stonewall Inn. He was a participant in the raid and riots which was deemed by Time Magazine to be one of the Ten most influential protests of the century.


The role of New York in the Gay Rights Revolution began in Greenwich Village at the Stonewall Inn in 1969. The Author is one of its oldest survivals who penned a book surrounding the events and his life as a gay man living there during the 1960s.  

The Stonewall Uprising of 1969 at a Gay Dancing Bar in New York was the begging of the Gay Rights Movement which spread nationwide and around the world. On June 28, 1969 Gays resisted the arrests and assaults of New York Policemen at a raid in the Stonewall. This set off riots and protests that lasted a week long. The author was among the participants, and he gives his account of the raid and the arrests.

The author was invited by American Experience to a PBS Documentary, The Stonewall Uprising's" preview on April 21, 2011 to share his story.
The Stonewall Inn and the book was selected by New York Picks on March 3, 2011.