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Fri Jun 28, 2019, 05:42 AM

Homo Nest Raided, Queen Bees Are Stinging Mad

She sat there with her legs crossed, the lashes of her mascara-coated eyes beating like the wings of a hummingbird. She was angry. She was so upset she hadn't bothered to shave. A day old stubble was beginning to push through the pancake makeup. She was a he. A queen of Christopher Street.

Last weekend the queens had turned commandos and stood bra strap to bra strap against an invasion of the helmeted Tactical Patrol Force. The elite police squad had shut down one of their private gay clubs, the Stonewall Inn at 57 Christopher St., in the heart of a three-block homosexual community in Greenwich Village. Queen Power reared its bleached blonde head in revolt. New York City experienced its first homosexual riot. "We may have lost the battle, sweets, but the war is far from over," lisped an unofficial lady-in-waiting from the court of the Queens.

"We've had all we can take from the Gestapo," the spokesman, or spokeswoman, continued. "We're putting our foot down once and for all. "The foot wore a spiked heel. According to reports, the Stonewall Inn, a two-story structure with a sand pained brick and opaque glass facade, was a mecca for the homosexual element in the village who wanted nothing but a private little place where they could congregate, drink, dance and do whatever little girls do when they get together.

The thick glass shut out the outside world of the street. Inside, the Stonewall bathed in wild, bright psychedelic lights, while the patrons writhed to the sounds of a juke box on a square dance floor surrounded by booths and table. The bar did a good business and the waiters, or waitresses, were always kept busy, as they snaked their way around the dancing customers to the booths and tables. For nearly two years, peace and tranquility reigned supreme for the Alice in Wonderland clientele.

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This is how the riot at Stonewall was relayed to the public. This is how GLBT people were seen. This is the history of the GLBT movement.

Things have changed, with many things becoming much better, but there is a long way to go. Homophobia is still active in our society. Heterosexism is more prevalent than many are will to admit, including our community and those claiming to be allies.

Today, 50 years ago, Queer people said "NO MORE!" People took notice. The road has been long, but the journey is not complete.

GAY RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS!

HOMOPHOBIA IS DEADLY!

SILENCE = DEATH!

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Behind the Aegis Jun 28 OP
Behind the Aegis Jun 28 #1
Hekate Jun 28 #2
Hekate Jun 28 #3
fishwax Jun 28 #4
yardwork Jun 28 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 28 #6
SMC22307 Jun 28 #7
Behind the Aegis Jun 29 #8
cwydro Jun 29 #12
SMC22307 Jun 29 #14
dsc Jun 29 #9
cwydro Jun 29 #10
Behind the Aegis Jun 29 #15
WhiskeyGrinder Jun 29 #11
MineralMan Jun 29 #13
tblue37 Jun 29 #16

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 04:50 PM

1. HISTORY!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 05:03 PM

2. Mockery not only of gay men but of all women. It really stands out when you look at the vocabulary.

Have we all made progress since then? Yes we have. Just look at the Democratic debates lineup. Do we have a long way to go? Yes we do. Just look at who was selected to be potus.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:04 PM

3. Huh. This really needs another kick.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:22 PM

4. kick and rec!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:25 PM

5. Kick.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:34 PM

6. A big fat K&R!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:51 PM

7. I wish DU would take more interest in this.

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:30 AM

8. I don't hold out much hope.

Thanks for the link though.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 10:16 AM

12. Me neither.

Just the other day I saw a post saying Buttigieg “didn’t dress like a gay man.”

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:50 PM

14. My pleasure. (n/t)

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:12 AM

9. The chorus I am in did a commissioned piece about Stonewall

Several gay and lesbian choruses performed this piece in various places. New York and LA did it on Thursday. Philly did it last Saturday which is the night we performed it as well. It is an amazing piece, and we sold out the Carolina Theater in Durham when we did it. So many gays have no real idea of this history. It isn't taught in most schools. At 51, I have no real memory obviously of Stonewall, but I have seen movies and the like about it. But singing this piece solidified my knowledge of Stonewall. Honestly it was so amazing. If you get a chance you need to go see it.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:16 AM

10. K and r.

Thanks for posting this!

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Response to cwydro (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 08:43 PM

15. You're welcome.

As evidenced by another post, we have a long way to go, especially when we can't even convince members of our own side to stop with the "he's so gay"/"he's a fag" "jokes" in regards to a certain squatter in the WH.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:21 AM

11. So much progress, and yet so much more needs to be done. K&R.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 10:23 AM

13. Lurid language and stereotypical descriptions.

What an awful use of language by a "journalist!"

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:32 PM

16. K&R for visibility. nt

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