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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Oops

I've been so busy with house stuff that I completely missed that yesterday was the 35th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. Elayne Riggs remembered and cobbled together some really good links. Always fun reading about people fighting back against police oppression. And while there's still people in this country who would like to see the police rounding up gays just for being themselves, I think we can safely say that is far from the majority opinion now.
This article she links to from the Daily News reporting on the riot that day 35 years ago is a hoot.

The crowd began to get out of hand, eye witnesses said. Then, without warning, Queen Power exploded with all the fury of a gay atomic bomb. Queens, princesses and ladies-in-waiting began hurling anything they could get their polished, manicured fingernails on. Bobby pins, compacts, curlers, lipstick tubes and other femme fatale missiles were flying in the direction of the cops. The war was on. The lilies of the valley had become carnivorous jungle plants.

I would pay alot of money to have seen that.

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Glad you liked the articles, Amanda! I think the big revelation for me was the one about the Stonewall Vets and cops getting together for a reunion - only in gay NYC!!

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