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    The early morning hours on June 28th 1969 marked the beginning of a new era for the gay rights movement. The Stonewall Inn, at the time one of the few establishments that openly welcomed the gay demographic, was raided by the police. Subsequently, a riot erupted amongst the arrested crowd – the first time that the gay population had protested a police raid. The incident incited several more violent demonstrations in the following days, which have been famously dubbed as the Stonewall riots. The series of riots are often regarded as the sole catalyst for the modern gay rights movement. Moreover, the Stonewall Inn has become a landmark that embodies the notion of a grassroots movement and fight for civil rights. Prior to the events at Stonewall,…

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    Before June 28, 1969, homosexual acts between consenting adults were illegal in all fifty states of America, which was reported in the article “The Stonewall Riots: June 28, 1969” (“The Stonewall Riots”). The Stonewall Inn is a gay bar in New York City. In 1969, it had no liquor license and held refuge for gay men and transvestites against the prejudiced police and laws. The laws were made to specifically On June 28th, these police raided Stonewall, which was not uncommon. But that night, for…

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    Stonewall Riots The prominent philosopher Slavoj Zizek breaks down the standard definition of violence into a two-part cause and effect system. In his novel, Violence, he categorizes violence as either being “subjective”, i.e. the more physical and literal examples of violence, such as murder, riots, and similar acts, or “objective”, the systematic or metaphorical violence that has caused the subjective violence, such as systematic oppression by the government or similar controlling bodies. The…

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    The Stonewall Riots

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    Based on the events of the 1969 Stonewall riots is the film, Stonewall. The movie focusses on fictional Danny Irvine, a gay Caucasian youth who leaves his conservative Indiana countryside for New York City. In the weeks leading up to the riot, he meets and befriends a group of LGBTQ youth. Danny is shown the rough lifestyle of theft and hustling of these street kids as well as the realities of police raids and the brutality of their bigotry. In the process, he learns more about LGBTQ culture…

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    Groves Ms. Ayers English II 10 - 31 - 16 The Stonewall Riots The Stonewall Riots were protests about gay rights and the beginning of the gay rights movement. It refers to the violent raids and arrests on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village at the Stonewall Inn (“White House…” par. 1). It happened June 28, 1969, in New York. It took place at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. Most who protested were LGBT people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender). They all protested for the…

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    Stonewall Riot

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    Take a trip back with me to June 28th, 1969. This day is important for many reasons. It is the beginning of the Gay liberation movement at the Stonewall Inn. Now I’m sure we are all well aware of the significance of such an event and the domino effect that rippled across the nation. For those of you who don’t though, the events that took place at Stonewall was a riot of freedom and life (do your research). For me, it holds more significance, not because of the actions that took place then and…

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    The Stonewall Riot

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    As stated on history.com, right after 3 o’clock in the morning, a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, a New York City gay club, became violent when patrons of the establishment and local sympathizers began to revolt against the police. Even though the police had the right to raid the club, seeing as how the club was selling liquor without a license alongside other violations, New York’s gay community grew tired of the police department targeting gay clubs; even the majority of clubs had already…

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    Introduction The following pages will discuss pride parade performance in the past and today. The history of where pride parades began and the impacts of performance and corporatization in North America. Pride Parades through time have changed dramatically. What once was used as a means of protest and a riot used for the protection and fight for people’s human rights, in North American culture, has turned into a celebration. The people who are present range from “visitors to pride parades line…

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    In Greenwich Village, June 28th, 1969 at 1:20 on a Saturday morning there was a police raid on a popular gay bar; in itself this was far from an uncommon occurrence however the riots that followed were. The raid led to six days of what became known as the Stonewall Riots. The Riots were credited with being the event that commenced the LGBT+ movement. They were the event that ‘catapulted the issue of sexual liberation out of the dark ages and into a new era,’ , but while the Riots were…

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    A local bar in New York’s Greenwich Village called the Stonewall Inn was the target of this routine police raid. At this age in time, it was still considered socially unacceptable to be gay. There were no laws protecting homosexuals and brutal force was used by the government officials. This all began as police were leading bar patrons outside to a waiting patrol car. Outside the bar, tempers flared and anger soon took control. The mob of people began throwing bottles toward the building and…

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