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Dakota Collegiate GSA Hosts Panel with Stonewall Uprising Activist Martin Boyce

April 28, 2022

The Dakota Collegiate Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is hosting a panel with Martin Boyce, a Stonewall Riot (Uprising) activist, on Wednesday, May 4 from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. This event is part the Day of Pink 2SLGBTQIA+ Speakers Bureau.

GSAs and student groups from across the Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) have been invited to attend in-person. Thanks to the students in the Broadcast Media program at the Louis Riel Arts & Technology Centre, the panel will also be livestreamed for GSAs outside of LRSD. Click here to register a GSA in your school for the virtual event. Other interested individuals (18+) can register to hear Martin speak at Club 200 from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 4.

About Martin Boyce

Born in New York, NY, Martin was involved in the post Mattachine Society gay rights movement that sought to push gay activism beyond its traditional approach and embrace the diversity in our community by challenging racism, sexism and transphobia in the community.

He was a regular of the Stonewall Inn, and on June 28, 1969, he was a participant in the Stonewall Riots (also known as the Stonewall Uprising). The Stonewall Uprising were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBT) community against a police raid that began in the early morning hours. They are widely considered to constitute the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States.

Following the Uprising, Martin continued to participate in activism, completed a degree at Hunter College and opened a restaurant in The East Village. He continues to share his stories and keep queer and trans history alive.

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