Pride parades everywhere are based on a 1969 riot in a long-time gay section of town in New York City’s Greenwich Village, which ended in numerous arrests and injuries to police officers. But instead of distancing themselves from the violence, left Twitter embraces the Stonewall Riots, with the implication that riots result in positive outcomes.
Over 50 years ago in 1969, gay people successfully claimed a section of Greenwich Village and for years, they met in peace.
The Stonewall Riots was a response to a police raid on a gay establishment called the Stonewall Inn, as explained in a 1969 article by the late journalist Robert Mayer. Police had a warrant for the raid at the Stonewall Inn, who was serving alcohol without a license.
Left-wing history site History.com describes some of the chaos:
As the paddy wagon and squad cars left to drop the prisoners off at the nearby Sixth Precinct, the growing mob forced the original NYPD raiding party to retreat into the Stonewall itself and barricade themselves inside.
Some rioters used a parking meter as a battering ram to break through the door; others threw beer bottles, trash and other objects, or made impromptu firebombs with bottles, matches and lighter fluid.
If Kamala Harris was old enough in 1969, surely she would have sent bail money to those arrested during the Stonewall Riots. Surrounded by Secret Service agents with guns, Kamala and her husband had a photo op at a Pride Parade in D.C. this weekend.
Numerous schools are “honoring” and “commemorating” the Stonewall Riots. Students are being taught that riots lead to positive change.
Today our Corner House students had a lesson on #pride, learning about it’s origins in the Stonewall Riots. After they had a go at designing and making their own Pride Flags! We’re proud to support our LGBTQ+ students, and to help educate all our young people on LGGBTQ+ issues.🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/YJhaPJqTpY— HHTS Wandsworth (@hhtswandsworth) June 11, 2021
Celebrating Pride month, Mrs Mason has created a wonderful display in @HymersLrc. Celebrated every June, Pride month marks the anniversary of the Stonewall riots of 1969 which ignited the gay rights movement. Hymers is proud to be a part of the celebrations. pic.twitter.com/CrF3sy3SxH— Hymers College (@Hymers_College) June 7, 2021
Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall riots in New York City at the end of June 1969. Pride month is a celebration of visibility, equality, and self-worth. The Office of Student Life raised our Pride Flag to demonstrate that we stand in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community! pic.twitter.com/Z7kaXij64I— Middlesex College (@MiddlesexCollNJ) June 10, 2021
Sparked by the 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, Pride Month recognizes the resilience and grit of individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community who are fighting to live with freedom and authenticity.— Boise State University (@BoiseState) June 11, 2021
🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ #PrideMonth #BoisePride #BoiseState (1/7) pic.twitter.com/X7E6JvLDlP
The same people outraged over Trump supporters wandering into the Capitol building on January 6th are “commemorating” riots that resulted in injuries to police officers.