Next GSTA meeting to discuss Stonewall riots


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This post was submitted to Manual RedEye by Conley Combs (10, J&C).

The Gay Straight Trans Alliance (GSTA) club president is giving a presentation on the Stonewall riots of June 28, 1969–July 1, 1969, next Wednesday on Oct. 3, 2018 in room 139 from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

The president will discuss and explain the riots and their after effects on the gay rights movement. Them will speak for nearly the entire duration of the meeting, it is not a discussion.

The club is looking to get more members and educate the LGBTQ, or Lesbain, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, community in Louisville about gay history and Stonewall’s role.

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

GSTA is a safe place for everyone, it offers a range of activities such as arts and crafts, outreach in our community and discussions on lesbian, gay, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer topics.

It is a place for the LGBTQ community in Louisville and at duPont Manual High School to congregate and share their stories.

The club has about 20-30 members, meetings occur every Wednesday at the same time and the sponsor is Ms. Martha Brennan (English).

“I love GSTA because it really does feel like a group of friends, I know everyone is there because they really love it. I’m excited for the stonewall meeting, because I want to learn more about the history that isn’t taught in my classes,” Eden Rosemary(10 HSU), an avid attender of the meetings, said.

“GSTA is a empowering group that recognizes the strength of a community that is often belittled others. It’s so important to me and i’m really looking looking forward to learning about stonewall and more about gay history,” Logan Bibby (10 HSU) said.

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