White House To Create First Monument To Gay Rights - Stonewall Inn & Surrounding Areas

  • metta

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    May 04, 2016 4:31 PM GMT
    White House To Create First Monument To Gay Rights

    The monument would designate a part of Greenwich Village neighborhood in New York City as the birthplace of America’s modern gay liberation movement.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-monument-gay-rights_us_57291fc1e4b096e9f08f99d2?



    Obama Administration Makes Preparations to Designate Stonewall Inn and Surroundings a National Park
    http://www.towleroad.com/2016/05/stonewall-inn-national-park/
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    May 04, 2016 5:19 PM GMT
    A part-time tranny ho house started by the Mafia is the first gay rights monument. How nice!
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    May 04, 2016 5:47 PM GMT
    More gratuitous pandering by Obama and the Demos. Why didn't Chicago's "Man's Country" get the nod? Too close to home, B. Hussein??? As for the claim that the movement for this has been going on for "years," just how many years? (The article cites only 2015, which is just one year ago, if that.) And, just who's paying for this redundancy? Deny funding, Congress; there are many more worthy causes!
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    May 04, 2016 9:21 PM GMT
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    How smarmy would someone have to be to try and mischaracterize supporting the base for pandering?

    https://www.npca.org/advocacy/5-a-national-park-for-stonewall
    Advocacy in Action
    A National Park for Stonewall

    Please encourage President Obama to use his executive authority and create a national park for Stonewall.
    Take Action

    NPCA and our many partners are working together to establish our nation’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) unit of the National Park System around Stonewall Inn in New York City.

    Why Stonewall?

    The events around Stonewall in 1969 are considered an emblematic event in the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights movement.

    They have come to symbolize the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement.

    While the series of events between June 28 and July 3, 1969, were not the beginning of the LGBT civil rights struggle, they marked a major change, as LGBT people began to demand their rights vocally and assertively.

    The events have had a demonstrable effect on the lives of millions of Americans, and American society in general.



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    May 04, 2016 11:01 PM GMT
    An awesome display of Liberal hypocrisy. Here's Obama with his "Good Friend" who stones gays to death:

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    May 04, 2016 11:25 PM GMT
    isnt there a monument there already...a segal statue if i recall. i will have to look.
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    May 04, 2016 11:48 PM GMT
    Apparition saidisnt there a monument there already...a segal statue if i recall. i will have to look.


    You might be thinking of this:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/24/nyregion/new-york-city-makes-stonewall-inn-a-landmark.html?_r=0
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    May 05, 2016 3:24 AM GMT
    CODY4U saidA part-time tranny ho house started by the Mafia is the first gay rights monument. How nice!


    That's what we were back then. Only the Mafia would touch us (later: hard liquor), and the masc/musc crowd was in perennial hiding.

    I am actually really proud it was a high-heel thrown at a police officer that started the whole thing. We have come a long way.
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    May 05, 2016 3:51 AM GMT
    Will I be able to purchase sex toys and lube in the gift shop? Or maybe a commemorative high-heel?
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    May 05, 2016 6:26 PM GMT
    themachine saidOnly the Mafia would touch us (later: hard liquor), and the masc/musc crowd was in perennial hiding.


    In fairness, most people would decline to associate with tranny prostitutes that assault police officers. Says quite a bit when Mafia members are the only ones interested.
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    May 05, 2016 6:39 PM GMT
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    themachine saidOnly the Mafia would touch us (later: hard liquor), and the masc/musc crowd was in perennial hiding.

    In fairness, most people would decline to associate with tranny prostitutes that assault police officers. Says quite a bit when Mafia members are the only ones interested.

    Cody needs to read George Chauncey's Gay New York and learn about our real existence and its diversity before and outside Stonewall. It may be politically correct, but it's historically inaccurate to claim that "that's what we were back then." In fact, in many ways Stonewall was inevitable, which makes the redundancy of further commemorations even more inappropriate, particularly when they're the product of pure political pandering.