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Stonewall Riots Anniversary

27/06/2016

Stonewall_Inn_1969The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

They are widely considered to constitute the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States...

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Read more history from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
For a political perspective visit the Socialist Alternative

 

Image:  "Stonewall Inn 1969" by Diana Davies, copyright owned by New York Public Library - Wikipedia:Contact us/Photo submission. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

 

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