Kameny wrote that homosexuals were no different from heterosexuals, often aiming his efforts at mental health professionalssome of whom attended Mattachine and DOB meetings telling members they were abnormal. Gay and Lesbian Rights in the United States: As visitors entered the bar, they left their coats at check-in on their left. The cops with the [nightsticks] and the kick line on the other side. In a dedication ceremony, Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior John Berry stated, "Let it forever be remembered that here—on this spot—men and women stood proud, they stood fast, so that we may be who we are, we may work where we will, live where we choose and love whom our hearts desire.
Transgender people also asked to be included, but were not, though trans-inclusive language was added to the march's list of demands.
It was a nightly home for many runaways and homeless gay youths, who panhandled or shoplifted to afford the entry fee. Out in All Directions: As visitors entered the bar, they left their coats at check-in on their left. By two years later, to the extent that a count could be made, it was twenty-five hundred. Despite a lack of evidence against them, eight radical labor activists were convicted
Thousands of people had gathered in front of the Stonewall, which had opened again, choking Christopher Street until the crowd spilled into adjoining blocks. A young GLF member demanded to know who they were and what their credentials were. Police raids on gay bars were routine in the s, but officers quickly lost control of the situation at the Stonewall Inn. Nineteenth-Century Schools for the Deaf and Blind. It's about time we did something to assert ourselves", and visited the open Stonewall Inn for the first time. In the United States legal history. The police, a few prisoners, and a Village Voice writer barricaded themselves in the bar, which the mob attempted to set on fire after breaching the barricade repeatedly.