Fifty years ago, in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village. Tensions erupted into protests. For the next two nights there were fires; there were arrests; there was mass chaos -- and escalating violence. Ultimately, the demonstrations would become the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ rights movement -- in the United States and around the world. Former President Barack Obama named the iconic Stonewall Inn a national monument for gay rights, the first ever such designation. He said the monument would "tell the story."