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June 28, 1969 — The Stonewall Uprising

posted by Nell Minow

We observe the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising this weekend. I wonder if any of the men who fought back against police oppression and brutality back in 1969 could have imagined that some day marriage equality would be the law for over half the population and likely to be extended to all very soon, or that our celebration of LGBT people would be called “Pride.”

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  • SamH

    This has been a pleasant surprise. I half-expected the worst from a site called Beliefnet. Thank you for rewarding my curiosity.

    • Nell Minow

      Thanks, SamH! Beliefnet welcomes people of all beliefs as well as those who are searching. I’m just sorry that the “Stonewall” movie released this year was such a disservice to the real-life heroes who stood up to the police abuse that night. And that we are finally seeing so many positive portrayals of LGBT characters in film and on television.

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