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News To Know: Stonewall 40 Years Later

Posted By Alejandra Owens On June 25, 2009 @ 10:23 am In Notebook | No Comments

Sunday will mark the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall demonstrations [1]. The protests, which started in New York City, were among the first and most powerful of the gay-rights movement. Prior to Stonewall, members of the GLBT community were the subjects of open, government sanctioned persecution. Stonewall marked the beginning of the gay-rights movement and this country, along with the world, hasn’t looked back since. Check out our page [2] commemorating this historic event and the legacy it has left behind.

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[1] Stonewall demonstrations: http://www.civilrights.org/archives/2009/06/449-stonewall.html

[2] our page: http://www.aarp.org/makeadifference/advocacy/stonewall_40th_anniversary/

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