June 29, 2009

40 Years After Stonewall

Forty years ago yesterday a routine police raid on a gay bar in new York City called "Stonewall" turned anything but routine. Patrons resisted arrest and supportive Village residents started rioting to protest police agression and the obviously discriminatory and shameful raids. While not the first riot to protest police brutality and inequality against LGBT people, Stonewall was a crucible moment that spawned the gay rights movement in the U.S. and also here in Canada.

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