"I certainly don't see gay and lesbian history starting with Stonewall ... and I don't see resistance starting with Stonewall. What I do see is a historical coming together of forces, and the sixties changed how human beings endured things in this society and what they refused to endure.... Certainly something special happened on that night in 1969, and we've made it more special in our need to have what I call a point of origin ... it's more complex than saying that it all started with Stonewall."
--Joan Nestle, founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, in David Deitcher (ed.), The Question of Equality: Lesbian and Gay Politics in America Since Stonewall.