THE STONEWALL INN UPRISING

Content Warning: homophobia, transphobia, racism, police violence, and sexual assault. Disclaimers: Because of its current linguistic usage as shorthand, “Stonewall” is used to refer to the Stonewall Inn Uprising in this article several times. ‘Gay’ is used instead of ‘homosexual’ in this article, as the latter carries rather clinical and negative connotations for many gay people. The language used by and for LGBT people in the 60s was very different to language used now, so necessary changes have been made and explanations provided for clarity. As a group, the LGBT community is difficult to coordinate cohesively because being LGBT spans […]