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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: August 2019

19 - Police and the Criminalization of LGBT People

from Part V - Discrimination

Summary

Discussion of policing in the context of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people* conjures images of the 1969 Stonewall riot, when LGBT people at a bar in New York City rose to resist police harassment, which had been a regular feature of gay bars and nightclubs at the time, along with police bribing to ensure that those clubs remained open.