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Friday, Jul 31, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Manda Scott
The Independent (24 July 2009)

“This year sees the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, in which a club full of gay men fought back against the New York police sent to raid them. Thereby they founded the gay rights movement which evolved into the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement—or LGBT to its friends. The “L” comes first because, even in those early days of liberation and pride, it was obvious that the women were second-class citizens. If you’re working to free an oppressed minority, it’s not clever to create a sub-minority at the start.”


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