Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Visit the Stonewall Inn

Actors Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are best friends. Stewart often posts on Twitter photos of the two of them together, palling around in their signature derbies. Here's one that he just put up. It shows them in front of the Stonewall Inn in New York City.

The Stonewall Inn is an historically gay bar in Greenwich Village. Police raided it on June 28, 1969. Gays fought back in an event known as the Stonewall Riots. Many historians regard this resistance as the birth of the gay rights movement in the United States.

P.S. Be sure to check out this hilarious animated .gif showing Stewart and McKellen. It mashes up a scene from the latest X-Men movie with their photos together. In the movie, Stewart and McKellen play Professor X and Magneto, longtime enemies.

View more fun pics over at our NeatoPicto Blog

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Um..."historically gay?" You mean it was always a gay bar? Well, gay bars do tend to be gay bars. I wonder...did we ever refer to a what might be called a straight bar as "historically heterosexual?"

HAHA. I think you meant that the Stonewall holds a prominent place in gay history, and in that sense, it is an historical place. AND, this history of Stonewall has been, many times, included in the many early outcries, also by woman, people of color, and others, that started, that made the socially conscious, game-changing 60's what they where. It is, in that sense, All OUR history.
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