Diameter: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Black text on white. Around border: GAY PRIDE DAY East Side Sauna. In center: 10th Anniversary / June 24, '79.
This button commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a series of grass-roots, often violent, demonstrations protesting the New York City Police Department's raid on the Stonewall Inn, an openly gay bar in Greenwich Village. Those events are seen as the catalyst for the activist LBGT movements which followed. The East Side Sauna, a bath house frequented by gay men, opened in 1975. It is also known as the East Side Club.
Gift of Caroline R. Helmuth
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