Getting Stonewalled

After a rather stressful week, I was happy to join my friends for happy hour tonight at the Stonewall Inn. Conveniently located in the West Village where I work, this bar is the historic site of the famous Stonewall riots – often cited as the first step towards gay rights.

On June 28, 1969, police entered the Stonewall Inn – supposedly there to make sure they were following alcohol control laws. They began making homophobic remarks and lining the patrons up outside of the bar (something that had happened frequently at that establishment), but this time the people resisted. Spontaneous riots erupted where bystanders joined in and shouted “Gay Power!”. The event sparked several gay activist groups and marked the early steps towards gay rights.

And now it’s a popular gay bar to go to for happy hour. The bar includes a historic vibe, gorgeous chandeliers, karaoke, and 2 for one drinks. Drinking my free drink and singing along to “Colors of the Wind” proved a good way to de-stress on a Friday.

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  1. Getting Stonewalled | HomoGod (pingback) on September 6th, 2008 @ 2:00 am

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