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The Resource Stonewall--Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights

Stonewall--Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights

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Stonewall--Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
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Stonewall--Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
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That's the Stonewall. The Stonewall Inn. Pay attention. History walks through that door. In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run, filthy, overpriced bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, was one of them. Police raids on gay bars happened regularly in this era. But one hot June night, when cops pounded on the door of the Stonewall, almost nothing went as planned. Tensions were high. The crowd refused to go away. Anger and frustration boiled over. The raid became a riot. The riot became a catalyst. The catalyst triggered an explosive demand for gay rights. Ann Bausum's riveting exploration of the Stonewall Riots and the national Gay Rights movement that followed is eye-opening, unflinching, and inspiring
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Bausum, Ann
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  • History
  • Geography
  • Young Adult Nonfiction
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Stonewall--Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780698143753
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Stonewall--Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:ea054981-9bef-4f3e-971a-b34c8ebf0873
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780698143753
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True
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optical disk

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