June 3 was a great day for a parade and the Stonewall Democratic Club was out in full color. Our float was a replica of the original Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, where, in the early hours of June 18, 1969, a violent confrontation began between New York police, who had been harassing gays and lesbians at bars all across the city for years, and some of the Inn’s clientele.
As the riots progressed over several days, the modern gay rights movement was born. All of the Gay Pride Day celebrations, held on June weekends each year across the country and around the world, celebrate this milestone in gay activism.
Our club is a group of committed Democrats who are informed, interesting and sometimes fun. Come join us at our social hour on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. at Marie Callender’s on the corner of Shaw and Cedar avenues across from Fresno State.
Rebeca Rangel and Bob Turner, Fresno