Charles Kaiser, author of The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America , wrote that in the era after World War II , "New York City became the literal gay metropolis for hundreds of thousands of immigrants from both within and without the United States: the place they chose to learn how to live openly, honestly and without shame. The Stonewall Inn, located at 51 and 53 Christopher Street , along with several other establishments in the city, was owned by the Genovese crime family. Once a week a police officer would collect envelopes of cash as a payoff; the Stonewall Inn had no liquor license. It was the only bar for gay men in New York City where dancing was allowed;  dancing was its main draw since its re-opening as a gay club. Visitors to the Stonewall Inn in were greeted by a bouncer who inspected them through a peephole in the door.
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New York celebrates annual Gay Pride Parade
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The gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century, and especially the last two decades. Laws prohibiting homosexual activity have been struck down; lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are now allowed to serve openly in the military transgender individuals were allowed to serve openly from until March , when a new ban was put in place. And same-sex couples can now legally get married and adopt children in all 50 states. But it has been a long and bumpy road for gay rights proponents, who are still advocating for employment, housing and transgender rights. During his U.
Nikki Haley faces 'hate speech' at LGBT pride parade in NY
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WorldPride , licensed by InterPride and organized by one of its members, is an event that promotes lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender , and queer LGBTQ pride issues on an international level through parades, festivals and other cultural activities. The inaugural WorldPride was held in Rome in The host cities are selected by InterPride, an international association of pride coordinators, at its annual general meeting. Hours after his announcement, Rutelli mostly reversed himself in response to harsh criticism from the left.