When it happened, it was totally unexpected. The New York City Police had done this sort of thing many times before: rousting gay bar patrons, fully knowing that in their shame and surprise they would not offer any resistance. But, in the early hours of 28 June , the familiar script was torn up. However, the mood quickly took an unfamiliar turn. Instead of the usual compliance, people fought back inside the club.
LGBT social movements
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The ex-gay movement consists of people and organizations that encourage people to refrain from entering or pursuing same-sex relationships , to eliminate homosexual desires and to develop heterosexual desires, or to enter into a heterosexual relationship. It relies on the involvement of individuals who formerly identified themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual but no longer do; these individuals may either claim that they have eliminated their attraction to the same sex altogether or simply that they abstain from acting on such attraction. There have been various scandals related to this movement, including some self-claimed ex-gays  having been found in same-sex relationships despite having denied this, as well as controversies over gay minors being forced to go to ex-gay camps against their will, and overt admissions by organizations related to the movement that conversion therapy does not work. A large body of research and global scientific consensus indicates that being gay, lesbian, or bisexual is compatible with normal mental health and social adjustment. Because of this, major mental health professional organizations discourage and caution individuals against attempting to change their sexual orientation to heterosexual, and warn that attempting to do so can be harmful. Various ex-gay organizations have working definitions of change.
20 Historic Moments in the Fight for LGBTQ Rights
The teens were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, and Janus Society members protested outside of the restaurant for the next five days, according to Marc Stein , a history professor at San Francisco State University. The Society wrote that the protests and sit-ins were successful in preventing future denials of service and arrests. Queer activists were building a movement long before the Stonewall uprising in New York City, which is widely referred to as a turning point in the LGBTQ rights movement. Though Stonewall was a pivotal moment, activists like Frank Kameny were organizing for gay rights well before.
Three months ago, Brandon Straka was a New York City hairstylist and aspiring actor with a small social media following. Now, he's a frequent Fox News contributor with nearly 70, Twitter followers, whose posts have been shared by Donald Trump Jr. His ascent to conservative-media darling began on May 26, when Straka posted a now-viral video describing why he fled the Democratic party.