A Brief History of the Stonewall Riots

June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York City’s West Village started like any other night — until the bar went up in flames.

Gay men, lesbians dressed in men’s clothes, and drag queens were dancing the night away at the dingy bar, where you knocked to get inside, the windows were blacked out, music blasted from a jukebox, and the good liquor was stored under the bar (you had to ask Johnny or Mario for that).

Then the cops came.

Read more at South Florida Gay News.

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