Who started the gay rights movement

Was there any gay riot in the United States?

I did some preliminary research on your question about uprisings in history related to gay rights that took place in the United States. However, to fully answer your question, it will require a little more information about what you understood by insurrection and whether you were looking for a specific timeframe in US history.

I think these websites can help you. http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/s/stonewall_rebellion/index.htmlhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/stonewall-riots-anniversary

To answer yes to your first question, there has been civil unrest in United States history that was a direct result of problems related to the gay community. The above articles describe one of the most famous riots, the Stonewall Riot, which took place on June 27, 1969. Police were caught in a fight at the Stonewall Inn, a popular hangout for gays, lesbians and transgender people. The article describing the Stonewall Rebellion is from the New York Times, which can be considered a very reliable source considering the paper won over 100 Pulitzer Awards, in addition to the Stonewall Riots in New York . The New York Times is a great source of information on this subject. The second article comes from another credible source, the Huffington Post, which happened to cover the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. In case you want to do further research on the Stonewall Rebellion or other gay rights movements, let me describe how I found this website:

1) I started with the Google search engine.

2) I entered "Gay Rights Riot and United States" in the search box (you don't need to use the "" tags). The first result was for the Huffington Post article on the Stonewall Riots anniversary article. To see if the Huffington Post provided accurate information, I typed "Stonewall and New York Times" into Google, which led to my second article.

I hope these articles can help you. If you need further help finding other sources on Stonewall or similar events in history, please feel free to reply again.


Just as we do not use salutations here, your name ball is enough for a signature at the end. Also, this is probably not the place for a lesson in using Google for research. You may be able to edit this part yourself from your answer. Apart from that, a very good performance for a first post. +1 from me.


More details about the riots themselves, rather than how The Times and the Huffington Post are great sources and how to find them, would make this a much better answer


-1 for "Another Credible Source The Huffington Post". Or NYT for that matter. You might want to google "Duranty" to see how they got their Pulitzer

Nathan Cooper

+1 because DVK makes a ridiculous point about communism in the 20's. The fact of the matter is, the NYT is pretty good for a popular (non-scientific) source. However, the NYT has nothing on Wikipedia, go there. It's a well-cited article. I also agree with TED