Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution
St. Martin's Publishing Group, 25 mai 2010 - 352 pagini
The basis of the PBS American Experience documentary Stonewall Uprising.
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Ernie had made his fortune in traditional Mafia operations such as the carting business and felt that running a “fag bar” was for people on the lower echelons of the Mafia hierarchy. The father had high ambitions for Tony and sent him ...
The Mafia entered into the vacuum to run gay bars, which in turn set up a scenario for police corruption and the exploitation of the bars' customers. These victims were not likely to complain, because they had nowhere else to go and ...
Of course the bars in those times were all owned by the Mafia—they charged you to get in, watered down drinks, a little roughing up if you got too drunk. But Mama's Chick'N'Rib was a home. We had a waiter there named Jack.
Even though Mama's was not run by the Mafia, as the place catered to gay people, Mama still had to pay off the police. “Brown bag Friday it was called. Cops would come around to bars and restaurants that catered to gay people, ...
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David Carter's give a detail account of the environment gays were living in the 1960s, the Stonewall riots, and the lasting effect of the riots and the beginning of gay liberation. When I say detailed ... Citiți recenzia completă
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Carter wrote a history of queer people's 6 day struggle with the police for control of the gay ghetto in New York in 1969. A dense history, heavy with details and anecdotes gleaned from the author's ... Citiți recenzia completă