Sunday, July 18, 2010

Word of the Gay: "Sip-Ins"

"Sip-Ins" occurred during the mid 1960's when the New York Liquor Authority banned the sale of alcohol to 'disorderly homosexuals' Gay rights groups like the Mattachine Society held events to protest and raise awareness about the discrimination by disobeying the ban.

5 comments:

dpking19 said...

thank you Love<~Peter~>

lainey said...

raise your glasses!! here! here!

yogurt said...

disorderly homosexuals as opposed to disorderly drunks? wtf?

Dean Van de Motter said...

Yes, thanks so much for this. "Sip ins" are an important part of LGBT history.

Anonymous said...

i've never met a disorderly homosexual, i wish me or my wife were gay/lesbian, the house would be cleaner

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