"Hairpin Drop Heard Around the World"

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Title

"Hairpin Drop Heard Around the World"

Subject

An account of the Stonewall Riots entitled "Hairpin Drop Heard Around the World" written by Dick Leitsch, President of the Mattachine Society in 1969.

Description

One of the most well known written accounts of the Stonewall riot, with details and description that ultimately became accepted as part of the Stonewall narrative. The account only briefly describes the first night of the bar raid at Stonewall Inn and continues with more detail about the following evening and the organized effort to demonstrate and protest in the streets around Sheridan Square and Christopher Park. This account was distributed by Mattachine in the days following the first weekend of unrest. "Hairpin drop" was a slang term for letting people know you are gay through a subtle hint.

Creator

Dick Leitsch

Source

LGBT Community Center National History Archive. Bob Kohler Collection #110.

Publisher

NA

Date

1969

Contributor

Dick Leitsch

Rights

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Relation

Bob Kohler Collection #110 of the LGBT Center National History Archive. Box 1, Folder 17.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

IMG_0630-2 and IMG_0631-2

Coverage

NA

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

As shown in facsimile

Original Format

Text

Files

IMG_0631-2.jpg
IMG_0630-2.jpg

Citation

Dick Leitsch, “"Hairpin Drop Heard Around the World",” Stonewall: Riot, Rebellion, Activism and Identity, accessed November 11, 2019, https://stonewallhistory.omeka.net/items/show/31.

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Comments

Is the last page of Leitsch's "Hairpin Drop" article anywhere? Thanks!

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