Before Stonewall is not necessarily a gay movie but a 1984 gay documentary. This documentary gets its name from the Stonewall riots of 1969 in New York City. The Stonewall Inn was a gay bar in New York where the famous June 1969 riots against police harassment of the Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community took place. For the LGBT community this was the site of gay recognition and liberation. This documentary tells the story of gay life before the Stonewall riots. Through interviews with elderly activists and pictures, this documentary is able to give the history of the LGBT community prior to the Stonewall riots.