On Dec. At the stroke of midnight, as revelers celebrated with "Auld Lang Syne" and the traditional New Year's kiss, uniformed cops burst into the bar, billy clubs swinging. For many of the bar's customers, began with a blow to the head. Sixteen patrons were arrested inside the Black Cat , and police chased two more men into New Faces, another gay bar nearby.
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Across five decades the American psychiatrist and lawyer Richard Green, who has died aged 82, contributed to landmark achievements for gay and trans rights. He was a straight ally who risked his reputation and career to advance the understanding and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities. In the US immigration service had moved to deport a Nicaraguan man, Chester Morales, on account of his homosexuality — despite the fact that he had lived in the US for a decade. Green was his expert witness and the challenge to his deportation was successful — a groundbreaking legal victory. The following year he reiterated his call at the APA annual meeting and the organisation removed homosexuality from the list. The same year, in Ohio, in a period when lesbian mothers invariably lost child custody or child visitation rights upon divorce from their husbands, Green was the first expert psychiatric witness in a US court hearing, Hall v Hall, in which the mother was victorious.
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This timeline provides information about the gay rights movement in the United States from to the present: including the Stonewall riots; the contributions of Harvey Milk; the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy; the first civil unions; the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York; and more. Go to International Policies on Same-Sex Marriage for an updated list on which countries have legalized gay marriage. Caffe Cino is credited with starting the Off-Off-Broadway theater movement.
This is an overview of key dates in not just Stonewall's history but in the development of lesbian, gay, bi and trans history in terms of social, political and legislative change, representation and visibility. Despite this, the recommendations are rejected by the government. The Committee attracts support from leading figures in the medical profession, the arts and the church. It is based on a parallel movement in the US based on revolutionary politics.