TV News LIES

Saturday, Nov 22nd

Last update06:52:34 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Forty-four years after Stonewall, ‘it’s a whole different world’

Forty-four years after Stonewall, ‘it’s a whole different world’

E-mail Print PDF

StonewallWhen the cops arrived to raid the Stonewall Inn on the night of June 27, 1969, David Velasco Bermudez headed for the exits, but he couldn’t make his way through the crowded bar before getting hit in the neck by a policewoman swinging a billy club.

But then Bermudez, who at 29 had learned to submit to routine beatings by New York City police, did something different: He fought back, and so did his friends.

“We never, ever hit back,” said Bermudez, now 73, a retired interior designer now living in Cape Cod, Mass. “But we had just had enough of it. . . . It’s like Rosa Parks sitting inside a bus. We just did it.”

Gays and lesbians have been fighting ever since.

On Wednesday, just one day shy of the 44th anniversary of the raid that launched the gay rights movement, the battle hit a crescendo when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage is no longer the sole domain of straight couples.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Saudi man released from Guantánamo in rebuke of Republican opposition

Saudi man released from GitmoThe Obama administration announced the release of another Guantánamo Bay detainee on Saturday, rebuking recent calls...

US releases five prisoners from Guantánamo Bay detention camp

GitmoFive prisoners have been released from Guantánamo Bay as part of a renewed effort to close...

Tortured and Raped by Israel, Persecuted and Imprisoned by the United States

Chicago coalition pro PalestineOn November 10, leading Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh, 67, was jailed after being found "guilty" of...

US joins Somalia and South Sudan in failing to support child rights

children's rightsSome U.S. lawmakers contend that ratification would allow children to sue their parents. Yet the treaty...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!