Obama mentioned “Stonewall” as one of the places where people fought for freedom. That is a big something deal. Good for him!
Stonewall was the Rosa Parks moment for the gay rights movement. The Stonewall Inn was a gay bar in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. NY police routinely terrorized gay people, and a raid at the Stonewall Inn was a last straw. A crowd gathered and a riot started. Then again the next night, and again later. Gays and residents of the area started organizing and that organizing continued to this day.