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een you know i don't cry i'm sorry so on those wonderful i'm very glad to do it and progressive forces you know you know it's still part of my life has been a while but you'll never shake it and so it's nice to read filtered it's estimated that it's funny the song over top of all not know it is something that they might do for years that it really part of life that you were straight no no more
fear no there's no more fear even the second break in store when they brought a dog and a closer toward the bar and this is with you may become more at the bar i watched it was taught to give and the war would bore break and i thought you know i knew it was like that night and were when the first people saw that and they came in and they did this question as i did the let's go at it and not your friends you have it the actual peace officer but these people with me and if not you can call my father and my father knew of any other names mentioned to go along with it and you know my father would speak and that's in oregon is it was maybe a week later i don't remember i just remember saying oh no like again it was worse for me because it was like the only a few people will get you arrested is not willing to go out with nothing no i don't know what a restaurant on
the north side someone said at the end of the boy was deeper in the bar it's a right they put above damaged it's a re and they closed the door with a wooden bar and i was looking at the door and it was being forced and then notice anything will vote to the ball broke and then they came in and much of friends of theirs kid i was yes i was alert and they came over this end i had it and they see these my friends and you've got there's my parents and you touch my friends before will i get your name please take it down and told him he was like really surprised that is your ego and i didn't look back i mean i left with i came into the show to park i dont know what happened it was nothing big but it was that feeling of being there and are
really watching the door and focusing that was awful try to be the first person that night at the storm will see the ghost of common hope you noticed that it was a few a week or five or six days after the name ryan and i went into stone will just thinking how nice it would be to go in the answer it you know and it was sort of like late afternoon and there were many people and it was sort of the fallen or was in mexico it is now
yes it was a meltdown of all of us but a new synthesis we were literally like wicked witch and knives nothing but wind the world which is we can actually really synthesize we re formed we do a rebirth and do you think the climate here was either suitor was an event was a very important player it was important because it made us realize what was fun to look like it was extremely popular within no time he was not popular or you pass that there's great play vinyl because we basically suffocate
so paige wasn't there anymore for a lot of us he was expressing yes i mean show me a happy homosexual and i'll show you look good governor something that would make life like that or like they know there's less of taken that way it's just so nice to see ourselves depicted in any which way see were groping for straws who was it
American Experience
Stonewall Uprising
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Interview with Martin Boyce, 4 of 4
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In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. Such raids were not unusual in the late 1960s, an era when homosexual sex was illegal in every state but Illinois. That night, however, the street erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.
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In this interview, Martin Boyce discusses homophobia and oppression in the 1950's and 1960's, as well as LGBTQ culture at the time. Topics include early gay cultural icons and literary figures; cruising, drag, and bar culture in Greenwich Village; and police brutality and bar raids. Boyce also discusses his personal experience at Stonewall and the impact and legacy of the uprising.
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Interviewee: Boyce, Martin
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