Causes Of The Stonewall Riots

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Stonewall Riots In 1969 a stand for justice would take place at a bar in Greenwich Village in New York City. In a time where it was unlawful to “cross-dress” or to dance with someone of the same sex, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual community (LGBT) faced mass discrimination from their communities and law enforcement. As these raids would take place members and allies of the LGBT community faced unlawful arrests and beatings from officers. The outcome of these atrocities would lead to the Stonewall riots, an unforgettable event which further launched the roots of the LGBT movement. On June 28, 1969, police raided the popular Greenwich gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. The Stonewall was quite popular in the LGBT community because it was one of the few places that allowed the members to patronize, dance with one another, as well as “gender-bend”, dressing as a gender that is not one’s own. The bar had a negative stigma not only because it was…show more content…
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