Monday’s inauguration was not the first time Barack Obama referenced the 1969 Stonewall riots that sparked the gay rights revolution. He cited Stonewall in Gay Pride Month proclamations as senator in 2007 and as president in 2009.
Derrick Z. Jackson
Obama’s more perfect union
You've reached the limit of 10 free articles a month
Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.
- High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
- Convenient access across all of your devices
- Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
- Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
- Less than $1 a week