Stonewall

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, lower front center, joins people participating in the LBGTQ Pride march Sunday, June 30, 2019, in New York.
Craig Ruttle/AP Photo
June 30, 2019 - 3:43 pm
By Sabrina Caserta and Rebecca Gibian NEW YORK (AP) — Exuberant crowds carrying rainbow colors filled New York City streets Sunday for one of the largest pride parades in the history of the gay-rights movement, a dazzling celebration of the 50th anniversary of the infamous police raid on the...
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Supreme Court.
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Kristen Johanson
June 28, 2019 - 8:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fifty years after the Stonewall riots galvanized a national movement for LGBT rights, the battle is still being fought in the courts, with one major case headed to the nation's highest court this fall, and two local cases not far behind. The U.S. Supreme Court will...
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Philadelphia police officers marched in uniform in the 2019 Philadelphia Pride Parade.
Philadelphia Police Department
Cherri Gregg
June 27, 2019 - 7:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Legend has it, transgender women of color started the Stonewall riots on June 28, 1968, in protest against New York City police harassment. Almost 50 years to the day, Philadelphia police rolled out one of the most progressive policies in the country for treatment of...
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In this March 27, 2019, photo, Nigerian activist Michael Ighodaro speaks during a meeting of the Reclaim Pride Coalition at the Church of the Village in New York.
Mary Altaffer/AP Photo
June 26, 2019 - 9:06 am
UPDATED: 3:15 p.m. By Karen Matthews, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest celebrations of LGBT pride in New York City history will culminate Sunday with not one, but two processions through Manhattan, after dissidents who believe the annual parade has become too commercialized...
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Alicia Terrizzi and Loreen Bloodgood are shown at Stonehenge with their two sons.
Courtesy of Alicia Terrizzi
Jim Melwert
June 26, 2019 - 6:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — In 2015 — 46 years after the Stonewall uprising — same-sex marriage became the law of the land with a 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. But two years before that, the Montgomery County register of wills played a key role in getting same-sex marriages...
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ACT-UP demonstration outside of the Bellevue Hotel in Center City Philadelphia in 1991.
John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives
Pat Loeb
June 24, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The real test of Stonewall came 12 years after the celebrated protests, with a setback so profound it threatened to wipe out, not just the gains of the gay community, but the community itself. In 1981, gay men in New York and San Francisco began suffering from unusual...
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Taylor Swift
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June 15, 2019 - 2:38 pm
By David Williams, CNN (CNN) -- Taylor Swift gave a surprise performance Friday night at the Stonewall Inn and wished the crowd at the site of the LGBTQ rights landmark a happy Pride Month. The gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village was holding an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1969...
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Detail of the "Pride and Progress" mural by Ann Northrup, covering the west wall of the William Way Center LGBT Community Center in Philadelphia
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Eric Walter
June 13, 2019 - 1:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Presented here is a timeline of 50 moments in American LGBT history that came before and after the Stonewall uprising. That signature event, in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, when members of New York City's queer community resisted a police raid at a...
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Tim McLaughlin
June 10, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Years before the Stonewall riots, Philadelphia was the hub of the LGBT rights movement. That's thanks in large part to the work of one trailblazing activist. Frank Kameny is often described as the father of the LGBT rights movement, but as he said in a 2009 interview...
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Philly Pride float
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Hadas Kuznits
June 06, 2019 - 3:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The finishing touches are being made on Philadelphia’s pride float at Cherry Street Pier, titled, "Philadelphia Pioneers On The Road To Stonewall." Philadelphia’s pride float marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that started the LGBTQ movement. “Liberty...
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