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Stonewall Riots

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Stonewall riots
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DATA: 28 June 1969, 03:10 (3:10 AM), EDT (4hW), New York, NY, USA (40n43, 74w0). Data from newspaper article: "4 Policemen Hurt in 'Village' Raid" (New York Times 29 June 1969, p. 33) which states that "Hundreds of young men went on a rampage in Greenwich Village shortly after 3 A.M. yesterday after a force of plain-clothes men raided a bar that the police said was wellknown for its homosexual clientele." NB: Dermod Moore in his "Reflections on Ganymede" (Apollon: The Journal of Psychological Astrology April 1999) has same data. Martin Duberman in his Stonewall (p. 200; n. 49) states that (according to police records) the deputy inspector of police overseeing the raid at the Stonewall Inn had sent out an emergency signal for backup to the Tactical Patrol Force at 2:55AM, soon after which two dozen of its members arrived and proceeded to attack the street mob. Charlene Lichtenstein in her "Stonewall Riots" casts a chart for 1:20 AM when "an unexpected police raid" occurred at the bar, no source given. Her data probably comes from Duberman's Stonewall in which he states (p. 192) that (according to a witness) the police entered the Stonewall at "one-twenty A.M." thus beginning the raid. RR: B.
FEATURES: PERSONALIZED PLANETS: Virgo PLUTO-JUPITER & Libra URANUS (conjunct South Node), Scorpio NEPTUNE & Sagittarius MARS (conjunct Descendant), Aries CHIRON-ERIS (trine Moon; square Sun), Taurus VENUS (conjunct Ascendant). PATTERNS: YOD (Saturn sextile Sun, both quincunx MARS), BOOMERANG (Yod plus Ascendant), CARDINAL T-SQUARE (Uranus opposite Chiron, both square Sun), MUTABLE T-SQUARE (Moon opposite Mercury, both square Pluto). SHAPE: HORSESHOE. CHINESE SIGN: EARTH COCK/ROOSTER. NUMEROLOGY: "33" LIFEPATH.
Wikipedia Biography [Astrology by Sy Scholfield]:

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. They are frequently cited as the first instance in American history when people in the homosexual community fought back against a government-sponsored system that persecuted sexual minorities, and they have become the defining event that marked the start of the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

American gays and lesbians in the 1950s and 1960s faced a legal system more anti-homosexual than those of some Warsaw Pact countries.[note 1][2] Early homophile groups in the U.S. sought to prove that gay people could be assimilated into society, and they favored non-confrontational education for homosexuals and heterosexuals alike. The last years of the 1960s, however, were very contentious, as many social movements were active, including the African American Civil Rights Movement, the Counterculture of the 1960s, and antiwar demonstrations. These influences, along with the liberal environment of Greenwich Village, served as catalysts for the Stonewall riots.

Very few establishments welcomed openly gay people in the 1950s and 1960s. Those that did were often bars, although bar owners and managers were rarely gay. The Stonewall Inn, at the time, was owned by the Mafia.[3][4] It catered to an assortment of patrons, but it was known to be popular with the poorest and most marginalized people in the gay community: drag queens, representatives of a newly self-aware transgender community, effeminate young men, hustlers, and homeless youth. Police raids on gay bars were routine in the 1960s, but officers quickly lost control of the situation at the Stonewall Inn, and attracted a crowd that was incited to riot. Tensions between New York City police and gay residents of Greenwich Village erupted into more protests the next evening, and again several nights later. Within weeks, Village residents quickly organized into activist groups to concentrate efforts on establishing places for gays and lesbians to be open about their sexual orientation without fear of being arrested.

After the Stonewall riots, gays and lesbians in New York City faced gender, class, and generational obstacles to becoming a cohesive community. Within six months, two gay activist organizations were formed in New York, concentrating on confrontational tactics, and three newspapers were established to promote rights for gays and lesbians. Within a few years, gay rights organizations were founded across the U.S. and the world. On June 28, 1970, the first Gay Pride marches took place in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York commemorating the anniversary of the riots. Similar marches were organized in other cities. Today, Gay Pride events are held annually throughout the world toward the end of June to mark the Stonewall riots.[5] .... [read more about the Riots at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia].


references

Amsel, Robert. "Back to Our Future?: A Walk on the Wild Side of Stonewall" (Advocate 15 September 1987). http://www.Gay Astrology.com

Barillas, C. "Stonewall Inn Placed on National Historic Register" Data Lounge 25 June 1999.

Duberman, Martin. Stonewall. New York: Penguin, 1993.

Lichtenstein, Madame "The Stonewall Riots" The Starry Eye 2002.

Lisker, Jerry. "Homo Nest Raided, Queen Bees Are Stinging Mad" New York Daily News 6 July 1969.

Moore, Dermod. "Reflections on Ganymede" Apollon: The Journal of Psychological Astrology April 1999.

Scarpinato, Bebe and Rusty Moore. "Sylvia Rivera, Stonewall Riot Veteran"

Smith, Howard. "Full Moon over the Stonewall" ( Village Voice 3 July 1969, pp. 1+25). http://www.Gay Astrology.com

"Stonewall" Wikipedia.

Truscott IV, Lucian. "Gay Power Comes to Sheridan Square" ( Village Voice 3 July 1969, pp. 1+18). http://www.Gay Astrology.com



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