Something out of the ordinary happened during a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969. Gay people physically fought back against government-sponsored persecution. The so-called Stonewall Riots were a flashpoint in the gay rights movement.
In the 40-plus years since that series of street battles was waged, the push for homosexual men and women to become fully vested participants in the American dream has been a steady struggle for recognition and acceptance.
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