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Read This Homophobic 1969 News Article About the Stonewall Riots

You won’t believe the New York Daily News’ Stonewall article about the uprising. It’s equal parts condescending and revealing.

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‘Stand Up, Fight Back’: A Brief Timeline of the Violent Fight for LGBTQ Rights

When it comes to queer riots, Stonewall is hardly the only one that made history! For the last 60 years, LGBTQ people have been raising hell and fighting back against abusive cops. Whether resisting violent police raids or demanding action from callous Republican officials, some of the community’s most important[…]

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The Police, Disguised as Patrons, Attacked Queer People at the Black Cat Tavern

Two years before the Stonewall Riots, this 1967 raid and the protests that followed helped kickoff the modern LGBTQ equality movement

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Queer People Rioted in 1959, a Decade Before Stonewall, at L.A.’s Cooper’s Do-Nuts

While many of us think of Stonewall as the first major fight for LGBTQ rights, there were predecessors, like the Cooper’s Do-Nuts Riot 10 years before

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