The code barred premises from becoming "disorderly houses." Many, including the courts, considered homosexuals to be disorderly.In establishments where LGBT patrons were served, they could not touch each other when they danced.Section 722, Subsection 8 of the New York State Penal Code made it an offense to "solicit men for the purpose of committing a crime against nature." Again, it was argued that homosexuality was an act against nature.
Transgender people were openly arrested on the streets.
One establishment where LGBT patrons found refuge was the mob-run Stonewall Inn.
Bar-goers paid a $3 cover to enter and signed a register, often with a fictitious or humorous name.
"Hi Pre Dating: Myself and Theresa (pictured) were the first couple to chat at a Honolulu Pre Dating event (venue All-Star Hawaii) in March of last year.
After a successful "match" and quick exchange of e-mails, I asked Theresa to a local concert.
The history of the gay rights movement can be traced to the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village, which is considered by many to be the launch of the modern gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights movement.
This brief history of the Stonewall Riots explores the angst by LGBT young adults and the police entrapment that led up to the riots and the early activism and marches that ensued throughout the country. Race dynamics were compounded by continued disenfranchisement of African Americans, bubbling the rise of the Black Panthers and calls by Louis Farrakhan and Dr.
The Stonewall Rebellion of 1969 is widely considered the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement. King to stand against discrimination and disempowerment.
The six-day riot began inside the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City and was the breaking point of years of tensions between police and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender street youth and pedestrians. And lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people grew increasingly intolerant of continued harassment and arrests by police.