The Meaning of LGBT Pride
For the next six days, transvestites pounded heads with purses; officers were assaulted by flying coins, painful change. Mobs chased police and police chased mobs. Swarms of swishy protesters doubled back around to surround New York’s (now furious) finest. Phalanx formations of riot cops faced Rockette-style kick lines of queens. It was campy musical mixed with gory action flick.
It was the Stonewall Rebellion.