Retrieved July 1, The throng surrounded buses and cars, harassing the occupants unless they either admitted they were gay or indicated their support for the demonstrators. I certainly don't see gay and lesbian history starting with Stonewall Johnson In the United States this greater visibility brought some backlash, particularly from the government and police; civil servants were often fired, the military attempted to purge its ranks of gay soldiers a policy enacted during World War IIand police vice squads frequently raided gay bars and arrested their clientele.
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Cancel Post. The New York Times. Subscribe Now Subscribe Now. Gina Miller. For instance, solicitation of same-sex relations was illegal in New York City. Archived from the original on February 4,
Martin a. When Bob Kohler asked for clothes and money to help the homeless youth who had participated in the riots, many of whom slept in Christopher Park or Sheridan Square, the response was a discussion on the downfall of capitalism. While no laws prohibited serving homosexuals, courts allowed the SLA discretion in approving and revoking liquor licenses for businesses that might become "disorderly".
Any demonstrations were orderly and polite.
Post Office kept track of addresses where material pertaining to homosexuality was mailed. A media campaign costs money, but ultimately it may be one of our most successful fund-raising devices. The recently decoded autobiographies of Anne Lister are an earlier example in English.
Women were required to wear three pieces of feminine clothing, and would be arrested if found not wearing them. Underlying this story is the idea that society should be tolerant and accepting and respect the right of every person to be themselves.
Williams, Walter ; Retter, Yolanda eds.