On the Mic: Outspoken LGBTQ Storytelling

“New York City had the best police money could buy” w/ Stonewall bartender Tree

June 23, 2020

Welcome to the OutSpoken Pride special episode! This is a special interview of Tree, a longtime bartender at the Stonewall Inn, where he had just started working the night a very famous riot broke out in 1969... He's interviewed here by historian Owen Keehnen live at Sidetrack on June 5, 2019. 

CELEBRATE & SUPPORT Black trans lives! In lieu of our typical Pride celebrations at the bars and parades, please consider donating to Brave Space Alliance, Black Queer & Intersectional Collective, Queer the Land, Black Transmen Inc., and/or For the Gworls

For more information about the Stonewall Riots, check out "Stonewall" by David Carter. For more information on Marsha P. Johnson & Sylvia Rivera's involvement in the riots which catalyzed the LGBTQ rights movement, check out Johnson's interview with Eric Marcus of Making Gay History

Stage Manager: Brad Balof 

Podcast Producer: Devlyn Camp

Audio/Visual Tech: Bryan Smith 

Story Collector: Ray Teresi 

Our regular Outspoken event takes place the first Tuesday of every month at Sidetrack and is audio recorded in front of a live audience. 

Sidetrack is dedicated to providing entertainment and hospitality in a respectful, safe, and inclusive space for the LGBTQIA community.  Find out more at SidetrackChicago.com 

You can find more information about Outspoken at  https://www.sidetrackchicago.com/outspokenchicago/

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