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Forty and Proud: A Brief History of Christopher Street Liberation Day (SLIDESHOW)
Gay Activists Alliance (Vito Russo in striped trousers) marching in the first Christopher Street Liberation Day parade, 1970. Photograph by Kay Tobin Lahusen. The New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division, Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen Gay History Papers and Photographs.
Marsha P. Johnson (right) and Kady van Deurs, Gay Rights demonstration, City Hall, New York City, April 1973. Photo by Diana Davies, @nyplpicturecollection. “I was no one, nobody, from Nowheresville, until I became a drag queen. That’s what made me in New York, that’s what made me in New Jersey, that’s what made me in the world.” – Marsha P. Johnson
Miners Strike: When the gay community stood up for the miners
Miners Strike: When the gay community stood up for the miners. Pride, a movie about the unlikely miners' strike link up between London based gays & lesbians is now celebrated in film.The activists saw the miners as another group who were seemingly being ostracised by society, particularly after Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher labelled the strikers “the enemy within''
Womyn's Herstory Month: Sylvia Rivera
Silvia Rivera is one of the foremothers of the trans rights movement, founder of STAR (the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionary project) along with Marsha P. Johnson and one of the early figures of "gay liberation" who was subsumed into the gay/lesbian movement by history.
1969: Officers of the New York Tactical Police Force move into the Stonewall Inn to disperse rioters, sparked after patrons of the gay bar (which was illegal, like all others like it) chose to resist a raid by plainclothes police instead of submitting to a
U.S. Officers of the New York Tactical Police Force move into the Stonewall Inn to disperse rioters, sparked after patrons of the gay bar (which was illegal, like all others like it) chose to resist a raid by plainclothes police, Greenwich Village, NYC, 1969