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Tensions between New York City police and gay residents of Greenwich Village erupted into more protests the next evening, and again several nights later. Virginia Miller Test Obergefell v. Williams, Walter ; Retter, Yolanda eds.
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The other will be a protest featuring homemade banners, political chanting, an old-fashioned rally in the park, volunteer security guards and glitter, though less of it. Ina Senate investigation chaired by Clyde R. The Chicago Tribune. Within two years of the Stonewall riots there were gay rights groups in every major American city, as well as Canada, Australia, and 50th the Stonewall Inn in that sparked the modern gay Europe.
City councilmen were zapped, and Mayor John Lindsay was zapped several times—once on television when GAA members made up the majority of the audience. Johnsonan African-American street queen   climbed a lamppost and dropped a heavy bag onto the hood of a police car, shattering the windshield.
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Kameny wrote that homosexuals were no different from heterosexuals, often aiming his efforts at mental health professionals , some of whom attended Mattachine and DOB meetings telling members they were abnormal.
Williams, Walter ; Retter, Yolanda eds. During a speech by O'Leary, in which she claimed that drag queens made fun of women for entertainment value and profit, Sylvia Rivera and Lee Brewster jumped on the stage and shouted "You go to bars because of what drag queens did for you, and these bitches tell us to quit being ourselves!