Remembering the ‘other’ Stonewall – By Hardy Haberman – Flagging Left

Take a moment and remember the riots, Compton’s Cafe, and the trans women, drag queens, butch lesbians and leatherpeople who weren’t afraid to fight back

As we celebrate this year’s National Gay Pride Month, we will talk a lot about the Stonewall Riot back in 1969 and the birth of the Gay Pride movement.

The Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-owned bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, had no liquor license and no running water behind the bar. What it did have was a dance floor and a tolerance for trans women – and that made it a popular place.