Tag Archives: Stonewall Inn

National Park Service Pulls Sponsorship Of Ceremony Dedicating Rainbow Flag At Stonewall Monument

Andy Humm reports at Gay City News: What should have been a celebration dedicating the raising of the Rainbow Flag at the Stonewall National Monument in Greenwich Village on October 11 at noon turned into another attack on LGBTQ people by the Trump administration in a week full of such attacks. The National Park Service’s Barbara Applebaum, who arranged the ...

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The Foot Wore A Spiked Heel

It was 48 years ago this week that the queer community of New York City finally said “Enough!” As I’ve done for the last few years on this day, I’m reposting the story that the New York Daily News ran one week after the Stonewall Riots. Note how the story drips with condescension and ridicule. We’ve come a long, long ...

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At The Stonewall Transgender Rights Protest [VIDEO]

Mic.com reports: Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of Stonewall Inn Thursday night to protest President Donald Trump rolling back protections for transgender Americans. In the description of the Facebook event for their protest, Rally organizers said they wanted to “make it clear that we will fight to keep protections for Trans and gender non-conforming people and students.” Doing so, ...

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TODAY: Transgender Rights Protest At Stonewall Inn

In reaction to the Trump administration rescinding transgender student rights, dozens of LGBT rights and progressive groups will be leading a protest rally this afternoon outside the Stonewall Inn in downtown Manhattan. The rally is cosponsored by the New York City Council, GLSEN, GLAAD, and Lambda Legal. The event begins at 5:30PM and its Facebook page is here.

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Cate Blanchett Does “Drag” At The Stonewall [VIDEO]

Vulture reports: Cate Blanchett took the stage at a benefit performance at the Stonewall Inn Monday night to lip-sync for her life, and claim several others in the process. According to a few clips that have made their way onto the internet, and which will serve as valuable commodities in any post-apocalypse gay black market, Blanchett lip-synced Dusty Springfield’s “You ...

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Liberty Counsel Radio Host Matt Barber Publishes Call To Demolish Stonewall Inn Because Trump Has Won

Published today on Matt Barber’s personal hate site, BarbWire: Progressives are ratcheting up their War on America, and as they destroy its history there is an opportunity to strike back by working to dismantle the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Reuters reported on Nov. 19 that Louisville, Ky. began dismantling a Confederate monument for removal to a different location. ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Edie Windsor Joins Feds & Pols For Dedication Of Stonewall National Monument [VIDEO]

This afternoon Edith Windsor joined Stonewall riots veteran Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt and a raft of federal officials in dedicating the Stonewall National Monument in New York City’s West Village. From the speech delivered by White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett: Today in Christopher Park in New York City we celebrated the designation of the Stonewall National Monument, the first national monument ...

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AMERICAN HISTORY: President Obama Announces Stonewall National Monument [VIDEO]

Via press release from the White House: Since taking office, President Obama and his Administration have made historic strides in expanding opportunities and advancing equality and justice for all Americans, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. From major legislative achievements to historic court victories to important policy changes, the President has fought to promote the equal rights of ...

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NEW YORK CITY: United Nations Ambassadors Meet At Stonewall Inn To Discuss Global LGBT Rights

Via press release from the State Department: An historic meeting happened today at the Stonewall Inn, where U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and member of President Obama’s Cabinet, Samantha Power, hosted a meeting of the UN’s LGBT Core Group. The LGBT Core Group is a group of countries working to promote and enshrine LGBT rights as human rights at ...

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Franklin Graham Has The Stonewall Inn Sadz: President Obama Is Declaring A Monument To Flaunting Sin

Earlier this week the Obama administration signaled its intention to declare the Stonewall Inn a national monument to LGBT rights. Franklin Graham is ever so pissed: A monument to sin? That’s unbelievable. War heroes deserve a monument, our nation’s founding fathers deserve a monument, people who have helped to make America strong deserve a monument — but a monument to ...

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NEW YORK CITY: President Obama Poised To Declare Stonewall Inn A National Monument To LGBT Rights

From the Washington Post: President Obama is poised to declare the first-ever national monument recognizing the struggle for gay rights, singling out a sliver of green space and part of the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood as the birthplace of America’s modern gay liberation movement. While most national monuments have highlighted iconic wild landscapes or historic sites from centuries ago, this ...

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Lawmakers: Make Stonewall Inn A National Park

CBS New York reports: Two New York legislators are leading a campaign to designate Stonewall Inn as the first national park honoring LGBT history. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler made their announcement Sunday in front of the Greenwich Village tavern that was the scene of a 1969 uprising at a key moment for the nascent gay rights ...

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Celebration In New York City

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NEW YORK CITY: Stonewall Rebellion Participant Danny Garvin Dies At 65

Stonewall Rebellion participant Danny Garvin has died at the age of 65. Via press release from Stonewall historian David Carter: “Danny was there the night it opened (on his birthday in 1967) and became a regular customer of the Stonewall Inn,” Carter said. “He met his first love there by dancing with him, dated the main doorman (Blonde Frankie), and ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Feds Grant $50K To Document LGBT Historic Sites

Via White House press release: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced $500,000 in matching grants to help fund 13 projects across the country to increase the number of listings in the National Register of Historic Places (National Register) associated with Latinos and other underrepresented communities including African Americans, Asian Americans and ...

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Plan To Expand LGBT Historical Site List Announced At Stonewall Press Conference

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Feds To Expand LGBT Historical Site List

Via White House press release: On Friday, May 30, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will announce a new National Park Service theme study to identify places and events associated with the civil rights struggle of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans and ensure that the agency is telling a complete story of America’s heritage and history. The Stonewall Inn ...

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Photo Of The Day

Many more super fun NYC touristy shots are here. (Via JMG reader Scott)

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Stonewall Inn To Drop Guinness Beer Over Sponsorship Of St. Patrick’s Day Parade
UPDATE: Guinness Pulls Out Of Parade

Via GLAAD: The historic Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the modern LGBT equality movement, will drop Guinness beer from its shelves beginning Monday, March 17 following the beer company’s decision to stand by its sponsorship of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Parade, which is the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the country, prohibits ...

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NYC Preservationists Seek Landmark Status For The Historic Stonewall Inn

The historic Stonewall Inn and the nearby Julius, NYC’s oldest gay bar, are both within the Greenwich Village Historic District and any physical changes to the buildings must by approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.  But the Greenwich Village Society of Historical Preservation is seeking individual landmark status for both sites to further protect them as icons of LGBT history. ...

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