The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Art's production of "Hit the Wall" by Ike Holter serves as an opportune occasion for our campus and greater Iowa City community to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which occurred June 27th - July 3rd, 1969. We invite you to utilize our site to learn more about what led to the watershed moment in LGBTQ+ history, the lives and experiences of those who were there, and queer history more broadly in Iowa City, the United States, and abroad.

Stonewall 50 and Beyond

LGBTQ+ Historical Timelines

175 years of LGBTQ+ history across two timelines of what came before and after the Stonewall Riots

"I Was There"

Read about Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and other veterans of Stonewall.

The Road to Stonewall

The fight for LGBTQ rights didn't begin at Stonewall. Click here to find resources on the events and people that, over hundreds of years, ultimately led to Stonewall.

The Stonewall Riots, 1969

Multiple resources pertaining to the events leading up to June 28, 1969, and the people who witnessed it.

Finding Stonewall In Iowa City

An essay and other resources tracing the beginnings of the LGBTQ+ movement in Iowa City.