Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community


Throughout the first half of the 20th century, cultural attitudes and associated laws about sexuality gradually shifted and, by the 1950s, rigidly defined gender roles and often draconian laws against "deviance" and same-sex social behavior had become the norm rather than the exception in the United States, with often devastating results for the LGBT community.


Stonewall Riots (28 June 1969), Homosexuality, Queer cinema, Social justice movements, Intolerance, Cultural groups, Alienation and exclusion, Sexuality, Identity, Political movements, Civil rights, Gender roles, Morals and taboos, Tradition and culture