Happy Sunday Afternoon! Welcome to the LGBT Kos open thread... a place to let our hair down and talk about whatever is on our minds, gossip, music, books, movies, you name it! Everyone is welcome from top to bottom (grin).
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LGBT Kos and Friends - Open Thread
Just after 1am on June 28, 1969, the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. The patrons of the bar were not unaccustomed to police harassment, but they were also fed up. That night, and the following night, the LGBT community fought back. The following November, at a gathering of LGBT activists in Philadelphia, a resolution was passed that the sexual minority community mark the event with annual demonstrations around the country.
That the Annual Reminder, in order to be more relevant, reach a greater number of people, and encompass the ideas and ideals of the larger struggle in which we are engaged-that of our fundamental human rights-be moved both in time and location.
We propose that a demonstration be held annually on the last Saturday in June in New York City to commemorate the 1969 spontaneous demonstrations on Christopher Street and this demonstration be called Christopher Street Liberation Day. No dress or age regulations shall be made for this demonstration.
We also propose that we contact Homophile organizations throughout the country and suggest that they hold parallel demonstrations on that day. We propose a nationwide show of support.
Every June, we celebrate LGBT Pride to remember the Stonewall riots and express our pride in ourselves, our families, and our communities. This celebration has spread beyond our borders, with Pride parades held annually on every continent. I have actually never been to a gay pride celebration. I've always lived in a place that didn't have a celebration, or I was traveling. It looks this will finally be my year.