IOTD …. “Image of the Day …. Special Edition …. 48 years ago today …. Historic Uprising at Stonewall Inn …. “!!


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~~June 28, 2017~~ 

STONEWALL UPRISING

~HONORING THOSE BRAVE SOULS WHO CAME BEFORE ME~

I was a teenager at this time.

I was barely 18 going on 19.

I wasn’t sure about my sexuality yet I knew I was different. I was living in Puerto Rico and cut away from these happenings in New York.

With time, I have come to learn about the importance of this uprising and I honor those who came before me and cleared the way that allowed me to accept and cherish my sexuality and live a fulfilling life, the way I am …

for I was born this way!

HortyRex©

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Forty-eight years ago today, New York City police began harassing LGBTQ patrons of the Stonewall Inn simply for congregating, those patrons decided they’d had enough.

~Human Rights Campaign~

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 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 modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States.

~Wikipedia~

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~As Pride Month Concludes, the Legacy of Stonewall Endures~

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Additional Reading

http://www.hrc.org/blog/as-pride-month-concludes-the-legacy-of-stonewall-endures

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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https://www.facebook.com/humanrightscampaign/

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Remembering the Stonewall Riots …. June: LGBT Pride month!!


~~June 20, 2014~~

A participant of the riots standing up to the Police

~THE STONEWALL UPRISINGS~

The history of the gay rights movement can be traced to the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village, which is considered by many to be the launch of the modern gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights movement.

June is celebrated all around the world as LGBT Pride Month everywhere.

Here is the reason why. 

In the 1960s, LGBT people in USA faced a lot of discrimination in society. They were fired from jobs, kept on watch by police, harassed and arrested, publicly humiliated and sometimes some were sent to mental hospitals. Men wearing women’s clothes were also arrested regularly. Bars where gay men would visit would also be regularly raided and people would be arrested. LGBT people were used to living a life of fear and oppression.

But on 28th JUNE, 1969, Saturday, something different happened.

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The police arrived in the STONEWALL INN, a gay bar in New York City to raid the place. As they started lining up the people, some started fighting back. Slowly, the little fights turned into a mob against the police and the oppressed LGBT people in the locality started fighting back. What started as a little scuffle, turned into a series of spontaneous riots and demonstrations around the city over the next few weeks. For the first time, LGBT people were openly out in the streets in such large numbers demanding acceptance and liberation. For the first time, such huge number of people took to streets to protest against oppressions on LGBT people. The riots show huge participation and role of cross dressers, transgenders and homeless feminine men too.

The riots gave birth to a new LGBT movement in USA. Soon, many openly gay organizations had been formed to fight for the rights of LGBT people. 

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On June 28th, 1970, exactly a year after the riots started the first LGBT Pride March was held in New York City. 

45 years after the Stonewall Uprisings, we still continue to fight for the right of all people to live with dignity. June is celebrated as International LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. The entire month of June sees hundreds of events and prides all over the country. Some events are also organzised in the first week of July.

Let us remember Stonewall today.

Let us remember the day few people decided that they had enough. That they would not be pushed back.  
They day we decided to fight back. 

“Do You Think Homosexuals Are Revolting? You Bet Your Sweet Ass We Are!”

(This appeared on a flyer after the Uprising)

~The Gay Wizard~

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~~SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/satrangindia

 https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/as-a-recap-of-yesterday-the-44th-anniversary-of-the-stonewall-inn-riots/

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Stonewall Inn Riots in Greenwich Village, New York