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    of the United States declared same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states. This momentous ruling took place two days before the forty-sixth anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The Stonewall Riots were a series of violent confrontations and demonstrations by gay men and lesbians in New York City from June 28 to July 3, 1969. These riots were a turning point in history for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community in the United States and has contributed to current political…

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    Ask any young gay where the modern LGBT movement began, and it’s likely they’ll answer “Stonewall.” The Stonewall Riot, a two day period of rioting after a police raid at a gay bar in 1969, is often hailed as the genesis of sexuality and gender liberation in America. However, ask any LGBT historian the same question, and their answer might be much more complex. Although within the modern LGBT community Stonewall is considered the turning point toward true equality, both socially and politically,…

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    Village in Manhattan, one of the most memorable moments in LGBT history took place. Stonewall, a popular gay bar was raided with police forces that quickly escalated and exponentially resulted in Stonewall patrons of all gender identities and sexual orientations to begin forceful attacks against the New York City Police in order to prove that they are people who deserve to be treated equally. The Stonewall Riots were…

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    this is what life was like before they started to fight back against the oppression. The younger generations have grown up in a society, for the most part, of love, acceptance, and protection for these people. This essay will argue that the Stonewall riots were unpremeditated and violent demonstrations that not only marked the start of the gay rights movement, but created the emergence of concepts and influences that are still prevalent today. It will support this argument…

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    Gays and lesbians have been standing up and sometimes even rioting for many years. For example, “The Stonewall riots (also referred to as the Stonewall uprising or the Stonewall rebellion) were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBT) 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…

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    What begins as the Stonewall Riots in 1969 was the beginning of the Gay Revolution. In New York, you can hear miles away people chanting (LGBT) repeatedly to the point their voices were heard across the world. We created the Declaration of Independence that said, “That all men are created equal,” instead American society made homosexuality unacceptable for effeminate of young men and women. Most men and women that were gay had to hide their sexuality, and live the “normal” life that society…

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    Cultural Revolution! When Do We Want It? The 1960s! The United States of America (and in fact, the whole world) has a long history of protest. From Nat Turner’s slave rebellion, to the trans-Atlantic Shakespearean rivalry that sparked the Astor Place Riot, to every workers’ strike from 1877 onwards; history can at times simply look like a long line of people taking action to right what they see as wrong. And yet there is one prevailing period of which the definitive image and mood is that of…

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    Race Riots

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    sit-ins, protests, rallies, marches, and in some instances, riots. Whenever a race riot does occur, people frantically ask about whether it is justified or if it is the right thing to be doing. However, when looking at the fact that race riots are never random incidents, are these really the questions we should be asking? I believe that in the event of a race riot people focus on the event itself and ignore the real problems that led to the riot in the first place,…

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    Worst Race Riots Essay

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    Ben Torres Ms.Kasey Davis Col Prep English 6 April 2017 The Worst Race Riot in US History More than 20 years ago, my father, Danny Torres, was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department and he experienced firsthand what the Los Angeles riots were all about in 1992. When he got out of high school, my father enlisted in the United States Army. During his military service he was stationed in Panama , and many other places all over the world. July of 1989, he married his high school…

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    If you were to google pictures of “war zone” and then google again “riots” you would see a lot of similarities between the images: fire, destruction, debris, thick plumes of smoke. These images will give you a good idea as to what transpired and the eventual aftermath, in the evening of the Vancouver Hockey Riot. Some would argue a series of unfortunate events, such as inadequate planning, closing liquor stores early that day, and allowing overcrowding of downtown Vancouver. However what really…

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