Within months after Stonewall radical gay liberation groups and newsletters sprang up in cities and on college campuses across America and then across all of northern Europe as well. 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. The crowd cheered, started impromptu kick linesand sang to the tune of Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay: Throughout the s gay activism had significant successes. Patrons who had never experienced a police raid were confused. Tensions between New York City police and gay residents of Greenwich Village erupted into more protests the next evening, and again several nights later.
The Mob designed the operations to maximize profits—from the cheap, watered-down alcohol sold at high mark-ups to the jukebox and bootleg cigarettes.
Cops Raid Gay Bar. What Happened Next Changed History.
It was the only bar for gay men in New York City where dancing was allowed;  dancing was its main draw since its re-opening as a gay club. The only photograph taken during the first night of the riots shows the homeless youth who slept in nearby Christopher Park, scuffling with police. Williams, Walter ; Retter, Yolanda eds. Retrieved February 2, The Mob designed the operations to maximize profits—from the cheap, watered-down alcohol sold at high mark-ups to the jukebox and bootleg cigarettes.
Two undercover policewomen and two undercover policemen had entered the bar earlier that evening to gather visual evidence, as the Public Morals Squad waited outside for the signal. From that night the lives of millions of gay men and lesbians, and the attitude toward them of the larger culture in which they lived, began to change rapidly. It took different forms, but the bottom line was, we weren't going to go away. At the time, the Stonewall Inn was owned by the Mafia. Stonewall riots The Stonewall Inn, taken September The middle of the s was marked by the inclusion of bisexuals as a represented group within the gay community, when they successfully sought to be included on the platform of the March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation. But first they would tip off the owners, who told them the best time to come by.