Did Marsha P. Johnson Start the 1969 Stonewall Riots?

On a hot June night in 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a well-known gay bar in New York City, as they had many times before. This time, customers fought back. The uprising launched a national movement for LGBTQ rights. Many believe the powder keg exploded when a trans woman named Marsha P. Johnson threw a shot glass that shattered the mirror behind the bar. It wouldn't have been her first feat of activism. Decades later, when she was found dead, others had to advocate for her justice.

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Who Cares
Who Cares:
This is why all gay life matters we went through a lot back then
Mary Noellia S
Mary Noellia S:
A Document about her is streaming on Netflix if anyone is interested. Have a blessed day.
Beltane Baby
Beltane Baby:
I’m a teacher in the UK and I teach this. It’s not on the curriculum but I teach it. Marsha is on my wall 💕
Tina Butterfly
Tina Butterfly:
Thanks for sharing. I hadn't heard about the Stonewall riot.
Ray Mak
Ray Mak:
Hmmmmm this is complicated
Rat Baby
Rat Baby:
Damn so many homophobic people
Fae Drake
Fae Drake:
It's because of people like her, this community still has a chance.
R C
R C:
Thank you Marsha P. Johnson 🙏🏽🙌🏽

And thank you Inside Edition for doing this piece.
Milhouse
Milhouse:
No one knows for sure who threw the first rock and started the riot. What's important is that they fought back against their oppressors. When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes a Duty. ✊
RandtMurf
RandtMurf:
This was soooo interesting. I was born in the 80’s and had never heard her story until now. Happy that I now have.
Erna01
Erna01:
Paris is burning! ❤ Thank you RuPaul for teaching me about this wonderful human being!
Keren Rosales
Keren Rosales:
Long live Marsha 💛
I'm going to Boystown, Chicago the 30th for my first pride parade ever after coming out as lesbian and I'm trying to educate myself before then. I've never felt more pride being part of such a beautiful community. ❤
Smiling Anayah
Smiling Anayah:
Dude they don't teach the most important people in school.
INSIDE EDITION IS THE STUFF
Marko Antonio
Marko Antonio:
I remember "Miss Marsha" well from the late 70's in the village and seeing her in Cherry Grove on Fire Island !
mlitlebig
mlitlebig:
Marsha P. Johnson is not trans, he literally stated that he is gay and does drag. I don't know where the trans part came from.

nice activist though
James Campton
James Campton:
Such a brilliant investigation into The Stonewall Riots and especially what went on during a time of hate and abuse for the LGTBQ community. Love to see more of these type of videos IE.
mia Williams
mia Williams:
Thank inside edition for covering this story and not forgeting. Also thank you marsha p johnson for standing strong. The stone wall riot .yess we love you marsha and miss you.😀😀😀😀💖💖💖💖💖
Aliyyah Yishrael
Aliyyah Yishrael:
Thank you for posting this video, especially with Pride Month coming up very soon!
xpizzaplace100
xpizzaplace100:
This is some more history I'mma Learn
kaiichu
kaiichu:
never heard about her before! thank you for making a video about this, such an inspiring person!💖🏳️‍🌈
Aastha Bisht
Aastha Bisht:
Have cops ever been on the right side of history?
African goth girl
African goth girl:
Now this is news giving information on something or someone that might not be talked about in school thanks Inside Edition
A P
A P:
I saw the stonewall movie and made me cry, thank you for sharing this for more to learn the roots of Pride. 🏳️‍🌈
justarandomsapphic
justarandomsapphic:
She actually didn’t start it. She said multiple times that she never started it
Ooh
Ooh:
thank you for sharing about the Stonewall Riot. i had never heard about this. i’m definitely more interested to read and research more about this!
Applebottemgs
Applebottemgs:
I have seen the stonewall, but never knew what happends there,thanks
Raven soriano
Raven soriano:
I remember being 14 years old hanging downtown with the gay and lesbian community and the drag queens and truth be told that was the first and only time in my life that I felt free and I could be I wish I could be just as strong as of them and be myself I wish I didn't care what anybody would think of me I wish I could just say I'm gay deal with it this hard
Michael Miller
Michael Miller:
Definitely sounds like a cover-up on the case..
iwaliotz
iwaliotz:
2:03 N O I C E
djsings
djsings:
revisiting this with everything going on now. #powertothepeople
Hank Terreros
Hank Terreros:
And in her honor and memory bite into something besides the "big apple". The "L.G.B.T. & Q." Hoagie sandwich. That's "Lettace, Guacamole(avocado), Bacon, Tomato(tomatoe), & Queso(cheese)". Served in any type bread or bun that you like, because it's a free country.
xJNT
xJNT:
oml i never knew this
Tre’ Blaze
Tre’ Blaze:
this was amazing thank you for this great history lesson
Ryan Atkinson
Ryan Atkinson:
Thanks inside edition for covering the story
rawrbro69
rawrbro69:
But in an audio she said she got there when the riots already was going on
ᴀʟᴏɪs
ᴀʟᴏɪs:
why don’t they teach this stuff in schools?
Peachiiglossy
Peachiiglossy:
This is very inspirational, thank you for this video.
emilie
emilie:
“The streets” 😭 6:18
Daniel Pets Daniel Pets
Daniel Pets Daniel Pets:
Why did you guys use a picture of Missouri when it happened in New York
Geditt
Geditt:
We love you Marsha p Johnson ❤️❤️❤️❤️r.i.p girl
YouTube Commenter
YouTube Commenter:
🏳️‍🌈PRIDE
Parker Wolf
Parker Wolf:
LIES!! Stop transing the dead & rewriting LGB history! This is despicable how you float the false trans narrative that (a) Marsha was a trans woman & (b) he started the riots. In interviews, he & Sylvia admit to being across town trying to score when Butch LESBIAN of color, Stormé Delerverie (sp?) started fighting w/cops & asked the crowd if they were going to help HER. THAT'S what started the riots! NOT this dude. 🤬🤬🤬
Melina Tinoco
Melina Tinoco:
Thank you for teaching me this
Amaya Rodriguez
Amaya Rodriguez:
rest in power queen <3
South Paw
South Paw:
Awesome!!! Awesome!!
Kittii A.
Kittii A.:
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤💖 😢🙏🏾
DoubleDS9
DoubleDS9:
Excellent piece. Thank you.
Cody Wong
Cody Wong:
This is a beautiful story 😭😭🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈😻
i z z y
i z z y:
Thank u for the info :)
- milkbxby
- milkbxby:
There’s something going around U.S.A
Called the “zombie deer”
Zombie deer is just a nick name the real name is CWD
and the zombie deer is real!
Dom Dom
Dom Dom:
Thank you for not forgetting about this.
Miss top hat rose Rose
Miss top hat rose Rose:
D: I’m sad I love all people ok ):
Roachy -
Roachy -:
What was ur first thought when u saw the title
Kaylie Langley
Kaylie Langley:
Is it just me your does that one girl do most of this stuff
Kendra Talbot
Kendra Talbot:
What a beautiful soul that could have stopped the prejudice way before this time if she hadn't been killed before her time!!!
I had never heard of her before this story now I will never forget her!!!!
The sad Hotdog M
The sad Hotdog M:
Marsha got some nice teeth
Jae Jeter
Jae Jeter:
Thank you Marsha!!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
mr minecraft
mr minecraft:
I was walking passed that very same bar or club at time. But that was about 2 weeks before the shooting. Me and my friends wondered what was going on in there?
Jaden Gargiulo
Jaden Gargiulo:
Thank for sharing
·emilythecat· hey
·emilythecat· hey:
Thxs alot we love you all. And thxs for the Fun thing you put
Thera Pist
Thera Pist:
Strong ass lady. RIP
DRAMA ROC
DRAMA ROC:
How to destory every think REAL n make it all fake
#Wake up
Kasha Taylor
Kasha Taylor:
No they discriminate against their own.🤤Wow
Glitter Girlz
Glitter Girlz:
This is a once in a time chance for a 13 minute video
Melina Tinoco
Melina Tinoco:
I love you guys o much
Ace kexilion
Ace kexilion:
;)
Just a person being stupid
Just a person being stupid:
Answer to the title: Yes
Ben Fizz
Ben Fizz:
She wasn't even there. She or he, admitted this. Theres so many untruths about stone wall. It's was mainly white gay men and a handful if drag queens.
Univ Univeral
Univ Univeral:
dope story
Biz Denardo
Biz Denardo:
NY State Park in Brooklyn to named after this lgbtq pioneer.wow
꧁Rampage Warrior꧂
꧁Rampage Warrior꧂:
Old
Travis
Travis:
Very well done
bella rosw
bella rosw:
rest in peace & power queen
Mike Barber
Mike Barber:
The riot started outside with Stormi being arrested and asking the crowd for help. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm%C3%A9_DeLarverie
Honey Milano
Honey Milano:
And I’m here because she started these riots and till this day I feel she was murdered by police 💯💯💯💯😭
Us & The world
Us & The world:
Dang I wish they knew who killed him
Rachel M
Rachel M:
I like Sal Bono! He is fresh blood for Inside Edition. Please keep him! Also please keep up with unwritten history. I feel like we need to re-write “his-story”. It needs to be gayer.
Jose Escobedo
Jose Escobedo:
I never heard of the Stonewall inn till I play sims city mobile
DRAMA ROC
DRAMA ROC:
They out to ease women plz all women dont continue to fall 4 ppl like this theres no HUMAN life w/o women
#facts
Trash
Trash:
i’m so sad my school doesn’t teach about this
Sophie Ward
Sophie Ward:
Never understood this very
Much before understand now after watching thankyou inside edition #supportforLGBT+
Teera Kage
Teera Kage:
Rip
Merrick and Madi arts and crafts
Merrick and Madi arts and crafts:
Hi
Drama With llamas
Drama With llamas:
Of
The Jupiter 2
The Jupiter 2:
In the official Bio for her Marsha said before she died that she was a 'Drag Queen' and a Gay Man. Back in the day the word Trans also meant a Transvestite, a guy that likes to dress up as a woman . She said she was a Gay Drag Queen.
Toadally Anonymous
Toadally Anonymous:
They stood against the police brutality then and we stand against it now. LGBTQ STANDS WITH BLM
Voltic Drops 20s
Voltic Drops 20s:
this is good
PD Gameplay
PD Gameplay:
Who’s Sal bono?
pony-rella-bella-sara
pony-rella-bella-sara:
This is great never knew about this. So sad Martha never got justice.
aye bruh
aye bruh:
i graduated from high school this year, and took an extra american history class, WHY WAS I NEVER TAUGHT ABOUT THIS
【 R E K T E R . 】
【 R E K T E R . 】:
Is the sky red?
Kidding, I don’t know xd
Bradly 105
Bradly 105:
Faster than my history class!
hawoo
hawoo:
i have heard about the stonewall riots but never about this wonderful person.

thank you marsha for sparking the change, you will always be remembered.
HybridFlu
HybridFlu:
I've always thought Marsha was a woman. I guess this story is not important enough.
TRDF
TRDF:
Derek Chauvin that's
Peachiiglossy
Peachiiglossy:
54th
SqiffyMarlin
SqiffyMarlin:
You hear a riot about a riot in a gay bar

But I see a riot of kids yelling out “we want balls”
iliterati
iliterati:
So this whole story is based on a lie. She wasn’t there. https://youtu.be/S7jnzOMxb14
Paint it Black
Paint it Black:
This is complete LIE neither 'Marsha' or 'Sylvia' were in the Stonewall Inn or near the place on the night cops raided, they didn't even appear until the morning when the uprising of patrons fought back ! Stop Trying to change Gay and Lesbian History !
Toon She
Toon She:
I don't think its nice glamorizing sex work, but I do feel bad that this is the only work these trans people had to do at that time.