TV News LIES

Wednesday, Feb 10th

Last update05:20:13 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...


Report: More than 1M people besieged in Syria

Million besieged in SyriaMore than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new report says in a...

At least 200 million girls and women have undergone FGM

200 million women endure fgmThere are at least 200 million girls and women around the world who have undergone female...

Syria 'exterminating detainees' - UN report

Syria exterminating detaineesThe Syrian government has carried out a state policy of extermination against thousands of detainees, UN...

New U.S. bill being drafted to reform human trafficking rankings

Trafficking ill rankings to changeA leading U.S. lawmaker on human rights has begun drafting legislation to seek major reforms in...
 
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!