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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 11:48 AM

Obama makes Stonewall Inn first national monument of LGBT movement

Source: NY Daily News

President Obama has declared the Stonewall Inn a national monument, making the iconic West Village bar the first national monument of the LGBT rights movement.

"Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story for the struggle for LGBT rights," Obama announced in a video released Friday.

The President honored the Stonewall patrons who fought back against a police raid on June 28, 1969, igniting the national gay rights movement 47 years ago.

"They stood up and spoke out. The riots became protests. The protests became a movement. The movement ultimately became an integral part of America," he said.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/obama-stonewall-inn-national-lgbt-monument-article-1.2686610

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Reply Obama makes Stonewall Inn first national monument of LGBT movement (Original post)
NYC Liberal Jun 2016 OP
DonViejo Jun 2016 #1
lillypaddle Jun 2016 #5
George II Jun 2016 #2
NWCorona Jun 2016 #21
bucolic_frolic Jun 2016 #3
Botany Jun 2016 #4
NurseJackie Jun 2016 #6
sangfroid Jun 2016 #7
ismnotwasm Jun 2016 #8
phazed0 Jun 2016 #9
lunatica Jun 2016 #14
phazed0 Jun 2016 #15
Saviolo Jun 2016 #18
elmac Jun 2016 #10
Kali Jun 2016 #11
Wibly Jun 2016 #12
Runningdawg Jun 2016 #13
NYC Liberal Jun 2016 #16
Behind the Aegis Jun 2016 #24
Wibly Jul 2016 #26
Behind the Aegis Jul 2016 #28
ailsagirl Jun 2016 #17
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2016 #19
William769 Jun 2016 #20
Blue Dalek Jun 2016 #22
riversedge Jun 2016 #23
JudyM Jun 2016 #25
StraightRazor Jul 2016 #27

Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 11:56 AM

1. ...




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Response to DonViejo (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 12:27 PM

5. President Obama

Is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 12:00 PM

2. Every time we think Obama will be winding down, he does something like this. That man....

...is going to go down in history as one of the most accomplished Presidents with respect to human right, civil rights, and common sense.

I love that man!

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 02:49 PM

21. Agreed!

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 12:04 PM

3. It's a big tent Obama has created

wonder how the GOP feels being on the outside?

Louie? You out there?

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 12:15 PM

4. I'm gonna miss that man, Obama

One of the best Presidents in US History.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 12:41 PM

6. <3

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 12:42 PM

7. Great!

 

And heartiest congratulations to the LGBT community!

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 01:01 PM

8. K&R

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 01:02 PM

9. That's great, but a little too late?

 

I'm all for this but am reluctant to glad-hand, here. I mean, 8 years almost = a monument at the 11th hour. Would have preferred a lot more leadership and common sense a long time ago. Now that it's politically 'available' and useful to the D's during an election, well, how convenient. IMHO, this is placating and appeasing people as to draw votes for an election and that is the motive, more so than anything else.

May be wrong, but that's what it feels like to me.

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Response to phazed0 (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 01:44 PM

14. Their goal has been met by the LGBT community

No minority has ever been handed their equal rights by the people in power. Everyone has had to fight for decades to be recognized officially as equal. Why not get into the mindset that now that you have all the rights of everyone else, you'll fight to retain them instead of complaining about the past.

Because as a woman I guarantee that the day will come when some white asshole men will do their best to take away your hard earned rights.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 01:52 PM

15. I suppose..

 

But I don't feel like I'm asking too much for the gov't to represent the people. Or perhaps I am. Not noble either way.

But I don't want to be a downer and this is a great move!

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Response to phazed0 (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 02:16 PM

18. Well,

A lot of the heavy lifting wrt. LGBTQ rights was done when he repealed DADT in 2011, and then SCOTUS ruled gay marriage constitutional last year.

Rights for LGBTQ citizens has expanded pretty significantly over Obama's tenure (and thank goodness for Biden's comments back in 2012 that really started to get Obama on that "evolution" train). I think naming a monument in the location of the origin of the gay rights movement in the USA is a lovely punctuation to the work he's done so far.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 01:03 PM

10. What a beautiful thing to do

 

great news, thanks for posting.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 01:07 PM

11. that seems pretty cool

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 01:10 PM

12. fix an existing problem

He'll do this, but he still won't act to free an innocent man like Leonard Pelltier. I find this disturbing. He has a clear chance to right a clear injustice but won't even consider it.
Meanwhile he'll sanction a monument to a cause that, legislatively anyway, has basically been won.
Its like the kitchen sink is spouting a geyser, but the home owner is too busy patting himself on the back for fixing the bathroom sink leak to be bothered fixing the kitchen sink.

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Response to Wibly (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 01:12 PM

13. Free Leonard Pelltier

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Response to Wibly (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 01:53 PM

16. The cause is far, far, far from won.

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Response to Wibly (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 04:21 PM

24. Wow!

Your post is the epitome of heterosexism. First, you jingle keys with a "look over there" plea, which is disrespectful to the GLBT and dishonors the person you claim to be supporting. Second, you claim the LGBT cause has "basically been legislatively won" demonstrating you know little to nothing about LGBT rights (LGBT can be fired LEGALLY in several states, and in several other states, we can LEGALLY be evicted from or denied housing; not to mention states which don't record hate crimes against us; how's that for "winning legislatively"?!). And finally, you are dismissive of the actions of the president for doing a good thing for one minority and make it out as a bad thing since it had nothing do with the minority of your choosing.

You find this announcement disturbing, but I feel the same about your narrow-lensed remarks.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 01:52 PM

26. Sad response

Not everyone who challenges the President to do better is against the President, nor is everyone who challenges people to put the same effort forward into alleviating non-gay social injustice a "heterosexist".
Pathetic reply. I won't call you narrow, but your response really speaks for itself.

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Response to Wibly (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 08:24 PM

28. I agree yours is a sad response, again.

I said nothing about those "challenging" the president is against him (Strawman). As for the second part of the first sentence, it simply proves the point of my first response, three weeks ago.

Mirror, mirror, on the wall...

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 02:10 PM

17. I sure am going to miss that man

As I've said so many times!

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 02:17 PM

19. This is why many call it the Wrong Wing.....

 

They're never on the Right side of history.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 02:47 PM

20. Kick & highly Recommended!

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 03:00 PM

22. Fantastic News!

How I wish we could have President Obama in the WH for another 8 or 10 years! Thank you Mr. President!

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 03:33 PM

23. Good deal.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 05:33 PM

25. The first one, hmm. Wonder what will be the second?

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 02:40 PM

27. I love the Stonewall Inn...

 

Especially the jello wrestling on Thursday 'Lesbian' night...used to go all the time when one of my favorite people was bartending.

So much fun.

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