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US: NYPD apologises for Stonewall raid 1969

US: NYPD apologises for Stonewall raid 1969

(Reuters) – The New York Police Department on Thursday apologised for the first time for the raid on the Stonewall Inn gay bar 50 years ago, and anti-gay laws of the time, that gave rise to the modern LGBT rights movement, describing them as discriminatory and oppressive. Gay rights advocates welcomed the apology, which they […]

Irish/LGBTQ Coalition Slams NYPD Commissioner’s Decision to Join St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Irish/LGBTQ Coalition Slams NYPD Commissioner’s Decision to Join St. Patrick’s Day Parade

“NYPD Commissioner Bratton’s announcement that he will march in the homophobic St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue is a slap in the face to LGBTQ people and all New Yorkers,” said JF Mulligan of Irish Queers. “The Commissioner’s one-word dismissal of a boiling civil rights issue is insulting and deliberately provocative. Bratton should be joining the Mayor and the City Council […]