Sexual Behavior In The Human Male: Chapter Summary

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In 1948 researcher Alfred Kinsley published Sexual Behavior in the Human Male.
His book was to be the largest documentation of sexuality at the time of his publication.
In 1953 he released the Female version of this book. Both books were best sellers that sold more than 750,000 copies. In these works, Alfred concluded that homosexuality was a bigger population of America than originally thought. He stated that, “ A full 37% of men said they had had some form of homosexual experience at some point in their lives” (Metsel). This was a huge shock to the whole nation. It was said that “Overnight, millions of American men realized that they were not lone freaks for doing what they did,” (Metsel). Before this publication, Gays were thought to be
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On the night of June 28, 1969 the patrons of the club decided they had had enough when the police began raiding it at one o’clock in the morning. Seven detectives and one uniformed cop entered the bar and ordered the bar tender to stop serving drinks. As the club was being shut down, a swarm of angry gay youths decided for the first time to fight back. There was a group of patrons outside of the club throwing trashcans, rocks, and random items at the police cars. The police men began to become very nervous and retreated into the Stonewall Inn. The lead …show more content…
They locked the doors and then proceeded to raid the empty bar which they then trashed as well as savagely beating a heterosexual folk singer that happened to still be in the bar. This enraged the crowd even more leading to a bigger crowd of heterosexuals as well as homosexuals. The riot began to become out of hand as, “the street was in chaos: police beating people, people throwing concrete blocks and garbage at police cars,” (Alsenas, 87). A veteran of the riot, Craig Rodwell, said that, “A number of incidents were happening simultaneously. There was no one thing that happened or one person; there was just a flash of group, of mass anger” (Duberman). As the riot began, it was very hard to end. The riot lasted three days during which thousands of protestors rallied together in opposition of the police department and treatment of homosexuals. This was the first time the gay community decided not to sit back and watch as they were harassed. This marked an important start in the liberation of gays. (Duberman) The first gay parade was exactly a year after the Stonewall Riots. On June 28, 1970, the first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade commemorated the year anniversary of the first time the gay community fought back and was rallied by heterosexuals (Wright).
The early seventies was a good time for the gay community. The Stonewall
Riots did not get

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