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World of Wonder, YouTube, StoryCorps prep Stonewall riots anniversary doc

World of Wonder, YouTube and StoryCorps are collaborating on a documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots: Stonewall Outloud. The Stonewall riots were a series of demonstrations against a ...
May 13, 2019

World of Wonder, YouTube and StoryCorps are collaborating on a documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots: Stonewall Outloud.

The Stonewall riots were a series of demonstrations against a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village, in 1969. The clash with police quickly grew violent and the event is widely considered one of the foundations of the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the U.S.

Stonewall Outloud combines StoryCorps’ 1989 audio documentary Remembering Stonewall with contemporary voices in the LGBTQ community, including YouTube creator Conor Franta and Olympian Adam Rippon (pictured).

The film is directed and produced by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato of World of Wonder, in partnership with YouTube Originals and StoryCorps.

“We believe we stand on the shoulders of our elders. Without their bravery and sacrifice, we would not have the freedoms we enjoy today,” said Barbato and Bailey in a shared statement. “In Stonewall Outloud, it’s our intention for their voices to live on, so that we do not take what they sacrificed for granted and so that we continue to fight for the freedom and dignity of LGBTQ+ people all over the world.”

Stonewall Outloud will premiere exclusively on World of Wonder’s YouTube channel on June 26.

(Photo courtesy of World of Wonder)

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