See also: Stonewall riots and Gay pride
The movement did not call for "equality" per se, but rather argued for wide-scale social change that would eliminate many of the factors that caused inequality, such as heterosexism, misogyny, racism, and poverty.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Sometimes, management of gay bars and clubs would turn on the dance floor lights ahead of a raid, so that gay patrons would stop dancing together or showing each other signs of affection, which could have led to being arrested.
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- Homophile organizations—as homosexual groups self-identified in this era—grew in number and spread to the East Coast.
- In , a marker dedicated to the Stonewall riots was included in the Legacy Walk , an outdoor public display in Chicago celebrating LGBT history and people. They were effeminate men and masculine women, or people who dressed and lived in contrast to their gender assigned at birth, either part or full-time.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It was time to reclaim something that had always been taken from us Other gay men reported being arrested and even robbed by police offers who caught them at cruising locations and public toilets. Gay men reveal the fetishes they don't want others to know about.
Randy Wicker , who had marched in the first gay picket lines before the White House in , said the "screaming queens forming chorus lines and kicking went against everything that I wanted people to think about homosexuals When the police began raiding the club, a six-night confrontation unfolded, with patrons fighting back with fists and objects.