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The Stonewall legacy: ABA commission creates an award commemorating a key moment for LGBT rights

Feb 1, 2013, 02:40 am CDT

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The history of the Stonewall Inn riot presented in this article erases the actual individuals that stood up to the NYPD, like Sylvia Rivera, the transgendered persons who were being mistreated, who asked the bystanders, the lesbians and gays that were watching, why they were not doing anything.  It was the drag queens that started the uprising.  The lesbian and gay community has been erasing that part and claiming it was the start of the “gay rights” movement, when, in fact, if the truth were told accurately, it was the match that lit the fire of the movement for human rights including those of various gender identities and sexual orientations.The ABA Journal should be ashamed for its lazy journalism in failing to accurately report what the Stonewall Award was created to celebrate!

By Alyson Meiselman on 2013 02 01, 9:48 am CDT

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