They were denied service at the Greenwich Village tavern Julius, resulting in much publicity and the quick reversal of the anti-gay liquor laws. Retrieved from " https: Many lesbians found men's attitudes patriarchal and chauvinistic, and saw in gay men the same misguided notions about women as they saw in heterosexual men. The Manhattan neighborhoods of Greenwich Village and Harlem were home to a sizable homosexual population after World War Iwhen men and women who had served in the military took advantage of the opportunity to settle in larger cities. National Park Service October 17,
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Maria Ritter, then known as male to her family, recalled, "My biggest fear was that I would get arrested. This ban would remain in effect for some 20 years. Retrieved June 25, Within two years of the Stonewall riots there were gay rights groups in every major American city, as well as Canada, Australia, and Western Europe. Two of the strongest, The Stonewall Riots were followed by several days of demonstrations in New York and was the impetus for the formation of the Gay Liberation Front as well as other gay, lesbian and bisexual civil rights organizations. Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI and police departments kept lists of known homosexuals, their favored establishments, and friends; the U.
Kick lines and police chases waxed and waned; when police captured demonstrators, whom the majority of witnesses described as "sissies" or "swishes", the crowd surged to recapture them. Retrieved on September 8, When he and other people marched in front of the White House, the State Department, and Independence Hall only five years earlier, their objective was to look as if they could work for the U. Retrieved from " https: The Stonewall became home to these kids. Kathy Kozachenko won a seat to the Ann Harbor, MichiganCity Council inbecoming the first out American to be elected to public office. Although tumultuous at times, the movement was mostly nonviolent and resulted in laws to