The Stonewall riots (also referred to as the Stonewall upris... -
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The Stonewall riots (also referred to as the Stonewall upris...

wikipedia - 06 Oct 2017
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[note 1] 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
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LGBT Pride Month 2018: Dates, celebrations and Stonewall Riots

Daily Mail - 22 May 2018
The Mafia saw a lucrative opportunity in providing a safe space for LGBT people and the Genovese family quickly bought a straight bar in Greenwich Village called the Stonewall Inn in 1966 — the year it became legal to serve LGBT people alcohol — and ...
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On my radar: Hans Ulrich Obrist's cultural highlights

The Guardian - 27 May 2018
This is a really extraordinary film about the trans activist Marsha P Johnson. Marsha was extremely involved in the beginnings of the 1969 Stonewall riots, and the film is about her life in the hours before then. It goes in and out of fiction to ...
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5 Times Ian McKellen Was an Advocate for the LGBT Community

NewNowNext - 25 May 2018
In 1989, McKellen helped co-found Stonewall U.K., an LGBT advocacy group named after the famous Stonewall Riots in New York. “The revolution won't be complete until equality is accepted at home, at school, at work, and in the streets,” he told the ...
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Celebrate Pride Season With This Colorful New Must-Have Accessory

Out Magazine - 25 May 2018
In honor of the 49th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and to celebrate and bring awareness to Pride Month, the brand (which designs gorgeous flower pins) released this colorful special-edition Pride Dahlia pin. The best part? A percentage of the ...
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This Year's Pride Has to Be About Something More Than Partying - 14 May 2018
Most Pride celebrations fall in June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, a pivotal and defining moment in the modern LGBTQ rights movement. The spirit of Stonewall, when a tired and oppressed community finally had enough and took ...
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Stonewall admits Wood Mackenzie to Diversity Champions programme - 24 May 2018
Stonewall is Europe's largest lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) charity, founded in 1989, and named after the famous Stonewall riots in 1969, in New York, following a campaign of persecution of the LGBT community by the police. While the rights of the ...
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Jim Parsons Is So Much More Than Sheldon

TIME - 23 May 2018
It's an emotionally intense sit that sees the men, gathered together to revel privately, in the tense historical moment before the 1969 Stonewall Riots, begin to tear one another apart through a cruel game Parsons's character initiates (in which each ...
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Southern Illinois gears up for inaugural LGBT pride festival

Bloomington Pantagraph - 22 May 2018
LGBT Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate a turning point in the gay liberation movement: the 1969 Stonewall riots. “The reason that Pride happens every year in June is to honor that. So (we're) combining this idea of celebrating the ...
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LGBT Pride Festival Coming To Southern Illinois - 23 May 2018
LGBT Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate a turning point in the gay liberation movement - the 1969 Stonewall riots - and committee members are hoping everyone to fly a pride flag in response to that, the newspaper says. Patch reported that ...
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Assembly bill would make June California's official Pride Month

Los Angeles Blade - 17 May 2018
Years before the Stonewall riots, police harassment of patrons at LGBTQ establishments led to riots at a Los Angeles bar called Black Cat Tavern, and at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco. Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur told the Los ...
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Leading a Revolution: Emma Gonzalez - 22 May 2018
Tragedy turned Emma Gonzalez into a face for the modern American protest, but long before the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., brought her advocacy into the public sphere, she had already studied the history of ...
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2018's Texas Pride Celebrations

Austin Chronicle - 22 May 2018
Originally celebrated on the last weekend in June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots for LGBTQ liberation (before the Q was added), Pride has expanded well beyond a weekend. Here in Austin, the season officially kicks off next weekend with ...
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Compulsory LGBT education bill goes too far on the right track

Chicago Tribune - 17 May 2018
Any competent history teacher will cover the Stonewall riots of 1969 and the subsequent gay-rights movement, AIDS activism and the successful legal push for same-sex marriage. Any competent history teacher will allude respectfully to prominent, openly ...

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