In the eighth episode of PBS Digital Studios’ First Person, “LGBTQ Pride and The Sip-In”, host Kristin Russo comes at you from from Greenwich Village, the epicenter of all things Gay Pride, to see where the LGBTQ rights movement started. Before the parades, before the parties, even before the Stonewall riots in 1969, there was The Sip-In. Led by The Mattachine Society, the Sip-In was one of the very first public acts of protest by a gay rights organization, and was an act that led to the Gay Liberation Movement. It all went down at a bar called Julius’, and it’s still in operation today. Kristin sits down to talk with the bar’s unofficial historian, NYC history expert Tom Bernardin, about the bar, its history and the afternoon cocktail that sparked a revolution.


S1:E8 | First Person – LGBTQ Pride & The Sip-In

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