Judy Garland was buried on Friday, June 27, 1969.
That night, the New York City Police set out to close a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn.
The raid did not go as planned.
The clientele of the Stonewall not only occupied space outside of mainstream American culture, but even gay society itself: tranvestites, effeminate men, butch women. Runaways, hustlers, and outsiders, those who no longer cared what anyone thought of them.
As patrons of the bar were led to police wagons,...