Elizabeth Sherwood
May 30, 2019 - 9:50 am
We've come to think of the phrase "threw the first brick at Stonewall" to mean someone who was there, in the fight, from the beginning. Sylvia Rivera said she was there, in the fight, from the beginning ... but it wasn't a brick. It was a Molotov cocktail. And it was the second one. In her talk at...
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May 30, 2019 - 9:45 am
By Cathy Renna As we approach the largest Pride in history, with millions coming from around the globe for WorldPride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we are missing so many LGBTQ people and allies who are not with us. And when Judy and Dennis Shepard take the stage at the...
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May 29, 2019 - 7:09 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The political and social climate of the U.S. has not always been conducive to securing basic human rights for LGBTQ Americans. And in the fifty years since the Stonewall uprising, it's been a roller coaster full of ups and downs. Below, 1010 WINS looks at key milestones --...
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Manford Home
May 27, 2019 - 12:45 pm
She started her journey as a mom just trying to protect her son. Along the way, Jeanne Manford went from quiet schoolteacher at PS 32 in Flushing to an icon of the gay community. Her daughter, Suzanne Swan, said her mom’s transformation was not a surprise, “She knew how to stand up for herself. She...
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Mabel Hampton's Home
May 26, 2019 - 12:40 pm
Some icons are revered for the body of work they leave behind, others for how they lived their life every day while they walked the Earth. African-American LGBTQ rights activist Mabel Hampton falls in the latter category, a woman whose willingness and inclination to unapologetically be herself and...
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Gay Activists Alliance Firehouse
May 25, 2019 - 12:11 pm
In the wake of the Stonewall uprising many alliances sprouted up around the gay community in New York City, with the goal of protecting LGBTQ people and organizing to fight for a better future. LGBTQ people, especially teenagers who had been kicked out of their family homes and were losing...
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Julius' Bar
May 24, 2019 - 12:21 pm
On the corner of W. 10th and Waverly Place is a bar. A really old bar. However, this is no ordinary watering hole – this bar made gay history before the Stonewall riots. "It's almost like a living museum," the bar’s owner Helen Buford told 1010 WINS. "I think it's important for the younger...
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Spencer Memorial\
May 23, 2019 - 12:49 pm
During the early years of the gay rights struggle of the mid-twentieth century, the LGBTQ community started to organize. They formed alliance groups that worked to educate the public about issues impacting the community, make political and legislative gains with the ultimate goal of achieving the...
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May 22, 2019 - 1:06 pm
In the early hours of March 8, 1970, NYPD officers burst into the Snake Pit, an after-hours gay club on West 10th Street in Greenwich Village, one of the only such venues not run by the Mob. 167 gay men were arrested and booked at the 6th Precinct house, which at the time was located just a couple...
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Transy House
May 21, 2019 - 1:20 pm
Transy House was a collective for trans people in Brooklyn run by Chelsea Goodwin and Rusty Mae Moore. From 1995 to 2008, it served as a kind of family meeting place and residence for the transgender community. Today, it is a privately-owned home that blends in with the street. It stands as a...
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