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  • Stonewall activist Storme DeLarverie dies at 93

    05/27/2014 7:46:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2014 8:28 PM EDT | Deepti Hajela
    Storme DeLarverie, a lesbian activist who took part in the New York Stonewall riots in 1969 that started the gay rights movement in the United States, has died. She was 93. DeLarverie died Saturday at a Brooklyn nursing home, said Lisa Cannistraci, a longtime friend and one of her legal guardians. …
  • Obama Hails Stonewall Riots as Civil Rights Landmark in Inaugural Address

    01/22/2013 6:45:32 AM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1/21/13 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 21, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama hailed a riot in which homosexual rioters, some dressed in drag, pelted police officers with bottles and attempted to set them on fire for raiding a mafia-controlled gay bar. “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall,” the president said just after noon today. The Stonewall Riots took place on June 28, 1969,...
  • Obama Celebrates Anti-Police Riot Started at Mafia-Owned Bar for Transvestites (Video)

    06/18/2012 2:35:34 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/16/2012 | Terrance P Jeffrey
    CNSNews.com) - At a White House reception held Friday evening in honor of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Pride month, President Barack Obama celebrated a 1969 anti-police riot that started in what the New York Times reports was an illegal Mafia-owned bar for transvestites. “Now, each June since I took office, we have gathered to pay tribute to the generations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans who devoted their lives to our most basic of ideals--equality not just for some, but for all,” Obama said. “Together we’ve marked major milestones like the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, when...
  • Stonewall Riots: A Gay Protest Against Mafia Bars

    06/08/2010 6:54:46 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies · 46+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/07/10 | Friends of Ours
    On the Friday night of June 27, 1969 the NYPD raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village, and a firestorm of protest erupted that continued over the next several nights. The Stonewall riots are considered the birth of the modern gay rights movement, and over the following decades often has been characterized as a protest against police harassment. However, in actuality, the Stonewall Inn was raided pursuant to an investigation against its reputed mob owners, and the ensuing rage on the streets by its gay patrons was directed as much against the wise guys...
  • Power struggle impedes New York gay marriage vote

    06/30/2009 10:36:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 454+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jun 29, 2009 | Edith Honan
    New York's annual Gay Pride parade was a colorful celebration of 40 years of progress toward civil rights for gays, but once the dust settled, gay couples who wish to marry in New York state remain thwarted. A bill to legalize gay marriage in the state that saw the dawn of the gay rights movement is mired in political stalemate in the state capital Albany, where Democrats and Republicans are battling over control of the state Senate. "I had hoped today's march would have been a bit of a wedding march. It's not," Christine Quinn, the gay speaker of the...
  • (New York City) Gay Pride Parade highlighted by religious groups

    06/25/2007 12:53:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 2,046+ views
    Religious groups including Christians, Jews and Buddhists led the gay pride parade on Sunday, lending gravity to the often outrageous event that celebrates the night gay bar patrons resisted a police raid. "We stand for a progressive religious voice," said Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of New York City's Congregation Beth Simchat Torah. "Those who use religion to advocate an anti-gay agenda I believe are blaspheming God's name." Kleinbaum, who heads the world's largest predominantly gay synagogue, and the Rev. Troy Perry, founder of the Metropolitan Community Church, were the parade's grand marshals, waving from his-and-hers convertibles. The march took place days...