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Tag: Stonewall Riots


After the Pulse Massacre, LGBTQ Americans and Their Allies Can Once Again Turn Tragedy Into Action

Americans must use their grief in the wake of the mass killings at the Orlando, Fla., nightclub to build a better world, writes Guardian contributor Steven Thrasher.

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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.

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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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Homo Nest Raided, Queen Bees Stinging Mad

Among the many landmarks of the turbulent decade of the 1960s, few have achieved the fame and symbolic resonance of events that began as a fairly routine example of police harassment on a hot June night in 1969.

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