Gay Liberation Didn’t Start at Stonewall

Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The Gay Liberation Front chose June to be pride month in commemoration of Stonewall. During this time of year, due to the commemoration, people often say that Stonewall was the first action of modern gay liberation. However, this isn’t entirely true. It kickstarted much of the modern American gay rights movement. But even in the US action groups like The Daughters of Bilitis and The Mattachine Society fought for gay rights a decade before Stonewall. Worldwide though, the modern gay liberation movement originated in Berlin with the action of Magnus Hirschfeld and his organization, the Scientific Humanitarian Committee.

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Safe Zone for Women at Berlin’s New Year’s Eve Celebration Fails to Protect Them from Sexual Assault

By Vaughn Hoisington | GERMANY In fear of an abundance of assaults on women at Berlin’s New Year’s Eve Celebration, it was decided for there to be a safe zone with members of the Red Cross to prevent the sexual assault of women. Along with safe zones, large bags and alcoholic drinks were prohibited at …

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