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Stonewall: historical context of queer and contemporary challenges. Many gay activists involved in above-related protests but there was no gay protests. Homophile group: reformist, conservative (wanted to integrate into society) Stonewall was a popular bar for trans women and people of colour. T was a climate where homos had achieved some freedom from harassment from police but then it started to accelerate again. Many argued that her death incited the riot. Judy garland was a movie star glamorous , the gay community liked glamour, she had issues such as drugs and health problems, and hollywood placed a lot of restraint and pressure on her. Narrativized as the event that launched gay activism and pride. What gets lost in the story of stonewall is the role that trans women of colour played in this historic event. Stonewall has bee co-opted by gay activists as their riot and coming out .

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