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 [note 1] against a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28,at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of ManhattanNew York City. They are widely considered to constitute the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement     and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. Gay Americans in the s and s faced an anti-gay legal system.
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By John R. A bartender, who asked that his name not be used because he feared for his life, said a man armed with a hatchet, a machete, and a handgun attacked patrons before he fled the bar. Police identified the suspect as Jacob D.
Jacob D. Robida, 18, died at a. Robida was injured after he shot and killed a small-town police officer in Gassville on Saturday.
The official cause is still listed as "undetermined origin". The incident is also the subject of the musical, The View UpStairs. On Sunday June 24,the final day of Pride Weekend the regular "beer bust" was taking place at the club, located on the second floor of a three-story building at the corner of Chartres and Iberville Streets.
Family and friends of the 49 people killed Sunday shared details about their loved ones, including two who had ties to Western Mass. New details raise questions about how police and fire agencies responded to the deadliest mass shooting in recent history. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will meet with prosecutors, first responders, and families of the victims.
Michael Fontana, who is known to many as drag performer Eileen Dover, says he was followed out of the bar, attacked, and left unconscious, and spent the evening in the emergency room. Wrote Fontana on a GoFundMe page set up to assist him with medical expenses :. They were asked to leave and did.
A man identified only as "Miguel" claimed in an interview Tuesday he was Omar Mateen's lover for two months, and that the gunman in the deadly Orlando shooting "had rage" against Puerto Ricans. In an interview with Noticias Univisionthe man told the Spanish-language newscast he had been questioned by the FBI, and gave agents information about when and where he met Mateen. Univision noted they have not been able to independently verify "Miguel's" story, but that the FBI did confirm officials have been questioning the man.
A gay man says he was brutally attacked by three men outside a gay club in Boston's North End Thanksgiving night, but his online account is at odds with the story police say he initially told. Michael Fontana, a Boston drag performer known onstage as Eileen Dover, created a GoFundMe page to tell his story and ask for help with medical expenses and lost income due to his injuries. It all started, according to Fontana, when one of the three men unplugged the jukebox at the Alley Bar while he and another patron were playing it Thursday night.