Stonewall riots Essays

  • David Carter's The Stonewall: The Riots

    949 Words  | 4 Pages

    On June 28th, 1969, lives changed for the LGBT community all around America. Police raided a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City on the grounds of their not operating with a liquor license. In 1966, members of the gay community were permitted to drink in bars; however, there were exceptions. They were not allowed to show any displays of affection with each other such as kissing, dancing, or holding hands. If they did participate in these acts they ran the risk of being

  • Gay Rights: The Stonewall Riots

    1084 Words  | 5 Pages

    online posts or videos. There are many ways you can show your voice now and protest, though many people, like WBC do still picket with signs and screaming and hate. Each side of this movement has their own protests and riots, a well known riot in the 60’s was the Stonewall Riots. Groups of customers had grown angry with the police, who had been targeting specifically gay bars,

  • Stonewall Riots

    671 Words  | 3 Pages

    discrimination from society and law enforcement. Local LGBT hangouts were regularly raided by the police, and unrest escalated between the two groups until enough was enough. On June 30, 1969, patrons of New York’s Stonewall Inn rose up against the attacking police force and rioted. The Stonewall Riots are said to mark the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement, and it was largely initiated by transgender women of color. Over the next few decades, legislation would be enacted to aid the cause for equality

  • The Stonewall Riots

    366 Words  | 2 Pages

    Drag at that point was completely underground and taboo, as most of LGBT community was. The turning point of the LGBT rights movement was the Stonewall Riots in 1966 at the Stonewall Inn in New York. The Stonewall Inn was one of the few gay bars that existed at the time. Police raided the bar, trying to arrest any effeminate, gay men, and a six day riot ensued, and drag queens were the face of the people who fought against the police. Because of this, drag

  • Personal Narrative: The Stonewall Inn

    1899 Words  | 8 Pages

    New York City, 1960, it was one of the worst things someone could be. Queer. Fag. Dyke. You name it, we’ve been called it. But being gay in the 60s wasn’t so bad. Thanks to a beautiful and magical place. A place where anyone can be themselves. The Stonewall Inn. “Get out! Get out

  • Homosexuality In Chicago

    1822 Words  | 8 Pages

    In the early 1970s, the Chicago Sun Times reportedly called the first gay pride parade “…just a bold but loosely organized stream of activist and drag queens who marched along the sidewalk …shouting and vamping for gay rights.” This statement reflected society’s view of homosexuals as "drag queens", a term traditionally used to imply a male who acts with exaggerated femininity. While “drag” is commonly associated with homosexual males, those who participate in drag actually vary in gender, class

  • Gay Rights Vs. The Civil Rights Movement

    902 Words  | 4 Pages

    The Civil Rights Movement gained traction around the 1950s, paving the way for many other oppressed groups. These groups fought for different rights, but they still had a similar struggle to the original movement. One of these groups is the Gay Rights Movement. The comparison between the black civil rights movement and the gay civil rights movement is “typically a sensitive subject, even among liberals” (Williams). Some people believe that it is unfair to compare a fight for marriage to a fight to

  • Harvey Milk Film Analysis

    1664 Words  | 7 Pages

    Harvey Milk was a homosexual political leader and gay activist during the 1970s in San Francisco. Harvey Milk has been idolised for his courageous life and fundamental input in acquiring political respect for gay individuals. Milk was a prominent figure in The Gay Liberation Movement during the approximate period of 1970s and1980s. Milk’s area of influence was based in San Francisco, California in the United States of America. He was appointed to the City’s Board of Permit Appeals, making him the

  • Essay On The Stonewall Riots

    621 Words  | 3 Pages

    resisted arrest, which intensified the situation into a full-scale riot that lasted over the course of five days. Johnson’s “shot glass heard round the world” is rumored to have been one of the many simultaneous catalysts that sparked the historic Stonewall riots. The Stonewall riots proved to be a defining event for the LGBT community and is credited with kick-starting the gay liberation movement. Within a couple of years of the Stonewall riots, organizations that fought for gay rights could be found in

  • Essay On Stonewall Riots

    432 Words  | 2 Pages

    Less than twenty-four hours after the riots ended, the Stonewall was back in business. Although, there was no alcohol and there was little music, but people celebrated. They hugged and they kissed one another, reflecting on what had happened. Many people went out and spread the word of what had happened that night. (Bausum, Ann) Many people were waiting to see if there would be something public about it, or that everyone who was at Stonewall was going to be arrested, but there wasn’t. Many people

  • Stonewall Riots Sociology

    1280 Words  | 6 Pages

    On this day, Stonewall Inn, a popular hangout for black and Latino queer Americans in New York, was raided by the police force that had a reputation for assaulting both people of colour and the LGBTQA+ people, though in this case it sparked a protest that was largely led

  • Stonewall Riots Analysis

    648 Words  | 3 Pages

    organizations that exist for LGBTQ. One such organization that is well known amongst the youth today is the Gay-Straight Alliance. Public opinions are mostly seen through riots and protest. One such riot to convey public opinion was the Stonewall Riots. This riot led to influencing the court’s decision regarding gay rights. The Stonewall Riots took place after the New York Police raided a gay club, causing a disturbance among the community. The system of checks and balances is meant to even power within

  • Essay On The Stonewall Riot

    812 Words  | 4 Pages

    to be targeted for their sexual orientation. There is a point in time when a group can no longer take the constant criticism of others based off of their own lifestyle choices and decide to take action on their own, and this is exactly what the stonewall riot was about, if no one could help them then they would all have to come together to help

  • Stonewall Riots In The 1960s

    1816 Words  | 8 Pages

    On the 28th of June, 1969, a police raid on the Stonewall inn, a mafia-owned gay bar in New York, became a turning point in the fight for LGBT rights when the bar’s patrons began violently protesting their mistreatment. While the police had a warrant to search the bar for the sale of alcohol without a liquor license, they were also motivated by morality laws which included many anti-gay restrictions. The Stonewall riots continued for several more nights, and gave rise to an extreme increase in the

  • Narrative Essay On Disney Cruise

    753 Words  | 4 Pages

    Disney Cruise 3 months ago I can’t believe we won the lottery and won 1 million dollars. My parents told us that we were going to go on a trip but we don’t think that we are actually going to go on a trip anywhere. It was still super exciting to win the lottery and all of that money. At dinner we our parents tell us we are going on a trip. We ask where but they say it is going to be a surprise. Later me and my sister try to guess where we are going to go. We guess a lot of different places but are

  • The Gay Village Play Analysis

    802 Words  | 4 Pages

    I went out in downtown Toronto in an area referred to as "The Gay Village" and went to a drag show, as well as, a gay bar. Growing up in Brooks, Alberta there wasn't many opportunities to learn about the LBGTQ+ community and their culture. When I first got to the bar I was hesitant and felt awkward as the bar was primarily filled with males. Once I sat down to watch the drag queens perform I realised how lively and vibrant the drag queens were as individuals; these traits were especially portrayed

  • Stonewall Riot Research Paper

    1110 Words  | 5 Pages

    what happened on June 28, 1969. The community was already fed up with the past - this just fueled the fire. Danny Garvin, a Stonewall rioter, said, “Something snapped. It’s like, this is not right.” Indeed this was how all protestors, gay straight or otherwise, felt in this moment. It could be said that the first Pride demonstration was not a parade, but rather the Stonewall Riots. While this event did not directly create any anti-gay movements, it influenced the idea that change was in dire need. Since

  • Stonewall Riots Research Paper

    1368 Words  | 6 Pages

    THE STONEWALL RIOTS The Stonewall riots are widely believed to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. Considered by some to be the "Rosa Parks" moment of the gay rights movement in America, the riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York, in the early hours of June 28th, 1969. This single event has left a resounding

  • Civil Rights: The Stonewall Riots

    1300 Words  | 6 Pages

    police harassment. On the night of the riots, nine police officers arrested employees of the bar for selling liquor without a license, and arrested anyone who wasn’t wearing at least three articles of non-gender conforming clothing. Rather than scattering like people did most of the time, patrons began to throw bottles. The riots continued for five nights and they are considered the first time LGBTQ+ people began to stand together and demand rights. Following the riots, more and more LGBTQ+ organizations

  • Stonewall Riots Rhetorical Analysis

    782 Words  | 4 Pages

    prominence of general welfare for all United States citizens. Since our beginning, we the people have been a characteristically empathetic majority. But we have not always been a beacon of equality: the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, the Stonewall Riots, and even current conflicts between the police force and black Americans exemplify the occasional rift between the government and the governed. Civil disobedience is an effective method for fighting injustice by the way it incentivizes conversation