The Stonewall Inn, the starting point of the Stonewall Rebellion, is one of the most important sites associated with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender history in New York City and the nation.
In the late 1960s, when members of the LGBT community continued to meet prejudice on a daily basis and repressive laws made it impossible for a LGBT bar to obtain a liquor license, police raids were routine. On June 28, 1969, an early morning raid on the Stonewall Inn was met with active resistance forcing the police to retreat into the bar and setting off confrontations and protests, which continued for the next few days until almost midnight Wednesday July 2, 1969, with the Stonewall often at the center of events; that these days of protest engendered a new sense of pride and power within the LGBT community.
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