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50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots
« on: June 29, 2019, 07:20:38 AM »
It is the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots
It is sad if you read how horrible the police were.

https://www.apnews.com/3454ab8c6b254a679afbfd8b25e1f9f7

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NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people converged Friday on the Stonewall Inn for the 50th anniversary of the rebellion that catalyzed a movement for LGBTQ liberation, marking the milestone with celebrity performances, speeches and personal reflections.

People from New York and afar came to take photos and share in the legacy of the gay bar where patrons resisted a police raid, sparking protests and longer-term organizing that made the cause considerably more visible.

“Fifty years ago, people stood up for their rights, and look where we’re at now. We’ve got flags all over the city,” said Richard Walker, 58, an airline worker from New York. “I’m getting goosebumps just really thinking about it.”

With the modern incarnation of the Stonewall Inn as the focal point, the day’s celebrations included music, speeches and an evening rally. Lady Gaga, Whoopi Goldberg, Alicia Keys, drag performers and other artists at the advocacy organization Pride Live’s Stonewall Day Concert addressed a crowd that stretched for blocks on a nearly 90-degree afternoon.

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Re: 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 06:20:23 PM »

 

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