Post Office kept track of addresses where material pertaining to homosexuality was mailed. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender history. Members of the mob stopped cars, overturning one of them to block Christopher Street. Many people sat on stoops or gathered nearby in Christopher Park throughout the morning, dazed in disbelief at what had transpired. All of a sudden there were police there and we were told to all get in lines and to have our identification ready to be led out of the bar. We were really trying to get back in and break free. Many bars kept extra liquor in a secret panel behind the bar, or in a car down the block, to facilitate resuming business as quickly as possible if alcohol was seized.
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They outlawed the wearing of opposite gender clothes, and universities expelled instructors suspected of being homosexual. The most significant facet of the Stonewall riots, however, was the commemoration of them in Christopher Street Liberation Day, which grew into the annual Gay Pride events around the world. Joan Nestle co-founded the Lesbian Herstory Archives inand credits "its creation to that night and the courage that found its voice in the streets. January 28, at 5: Predominantly, the theme [w]as, "this shit has got to stop!
The legal drinking age was 18, and to avoid unwittingly letting in undercover police who were called "Lily Law", "Alice Blue Gown", or "Betty Badge" visitors would have to be known by the doorman, or look gay. Christopher Street shall be liberated. Standard procedure was to line up the patrons, check their identification, and have female police officers take customers dressed as women to the bathroom to verify their sex, upon which any men dressed as women would be arrested. When he and other people marched in front of the White House, the State Department, and Independence Hall only five years earlier, their objective was to look as if they could work for the U. Where witnesses claim one woman who fought her treatment at the hands of the police caused the crowd to become angry, some also remembered several "butch lesbians" had begun to fight back while still in the bar. O'Leary later regretted her stance against the drag queens attending in