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LGBT history in New York
The first night of rioting began on Friday, June 28, at about 1: The Stonewall riots were a series of violent conflicts between gay men, drag queens and lesbians against a police officer raid in New York City. Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. The music was turned off and the main lights were turned on. American precisionist painter Charles Demuth used the Lafayette Baths as his favourite haunt. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The march took less than half the scheduled time due to excitement, but also due to wariness about walking through the city with gay banners and signs.
Meetings to organize the march began in early January at Rodwell's apartment in Bleecker Street. Pages with citations lacking titles CS1: National Park Service, U. The police and fire departments resisted the new policy, however, and refused to cooperate. Mattachine pressed this advantage very quickly and Mayor Lindsay was confronted with the issue of police entrapment in gay bars, resulting in this practice being stopped. National Park Service, U. Retrieved June 26,