Remembering Stonewall Riots at John Jermain

John Jermain Memorial Library Sag Harbor
The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. Michael Heller photo

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots — a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the LGBTQ community against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village.

Widely considered the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States, the John Jermain Memorial Library will commemorate this historic moment with a screening of the documentary “Coming Out: A 50 Year History” on Friday, June 28, at the Sag Harbor library, located at 201 Main Street.

A discussion led by local advocate Ken Dorph will follow. Admission is free, but registration is requested. For more information, call (631) 725-0049 or visit