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Tag: Stonewall Inn

The Black Drag Queens Who Fought Before Stonewall

Roland Emmerich’s new film has rightly been criticized for revising and whitewashing the history of the Christopher Street riots. What many of us fail to realize is that the Greenwich Village uprising was not the first chapter in the story of LGBT rights: Courageous rebels of color were fighting for their liberation long before June 28, 1969.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE

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What Was Stonewall?

The Stonewall riots of 1969 have been mythologized almost beyond recognition, writes LGBTQ historian Michael Bronski. But it’s safe to say, “something extraordinary happened.”

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 READ MORE

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