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Gay Civil Rights

Defining moments in gay history have always played out in America - from the Stonewall riots to gay marriage victory
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: STONEWALL

Defining moments in gay history have always played out in America - from the Stonewall riots to gay marriage victory

Against the backdrop of the African-American Civil Rights Movement and antiwar demonstrations, the Stonewall riots in 1969 are often identified as one of the starting points of gay liberation. America in the 1950s and 1960s was repressive towards the LGBT community, with regular crackdowns on gay and lesbian bars.

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Out gay NFL player Michael Sam leads our All American issue. Inside, there’s an exclusive extract from the book everyone’s talking about What Belongs To You, gay singer Parson James on growing up in the homophobic and racist Deep South, and an interview with the guys behind the excellent new Robert Mapplethorpe documentary. Elsewhere, there’s our Gay Guide to America, we look at Hollywood’s history of closeted movie stars, and celebrating the icons that made queer USA great. Plus, FREE with this issue our guide to best of Thailand.
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