I was in Detroit (Grosse Pointe) and with a friend sending out an invitation to our ONE meeting in a few days. We had been listening to a radio report on Stonewall. We met on a monthly basis as gay men in a local Detroit Unitarian Church. So One actually proceeded gays at Stonewall.
(Larry, tell us more about ONE)
I was a senior in high school in New Jersey. This is John Swiencicki
In 1969 I was getting married.
Mark: That summer was full of activity for me. I was "into" target archery big time, as well as my erstwhile companion of the moment. We travelled together to every big competition both here in Arizona and in the midwest in my little VW bug. At about the time of the Stonewall riot, I was likely in Indiana at the Brown County Invitational tournament. Later that summer (in fact during the week of Woodstock) I was nearby at the World Target Archery Championship in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, after which I took my mother and grandmother to Europe on a three-week holiday. I was back in my Michigan classroom teaching by mid-September. Buried away in my garage are all the particulars and souvenirs. Your question motivates me to go out and dig them up. I still have all my bows and archery paraphernalia.