Stonewall and gay and lesbian history
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The story is well known : A routine police raid of a mafia-owned gay bar in New York City sparked three nights of riots and, with them, the global gay rights movement.
Background[ edit ] Homosexuality in 20th-century United States[ edit ] Following the social upheaval of World War IImany people in the United States felt a fervent desire to "restore the prewar social order and hold off the forces of change", according to historian Barry Adam.
The Stonewall riots became a pivotal moment in the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights movement.
As it was raided by the police in the early hours, three nights of unrest followed, with LGBT people, long frustrated by police brutality, finally fighting back.
In the s and '70s, amid a climate of political upheaval and civil rights activism, LGBT communities across the US were uniting for visibility and change.
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He was on his back with one arm under my neck.
Then it rattled on the rings and rod above as it was yanked the rest of the way open.