Stonewall Riots in 2009 - Help or Hindrance?

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Stonewall Riots in 2009 - Help or Hindrance?

Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Relating to: Above Our Nelly Knees: The Stonewall Riots at 40 The 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots takes place this Sunday. Sexis takes a look back at what Stonewall meant then, and what it means to this day.

We've come a long way since 1969. I'm trying to imagine the results of a riot like this in today's world and how much more disastrous it could be; surely there would be more than 13 people arrested and 4 police officers injured. Without a doubt the Stonewall Riots had a huge impact on gay rights but, were they to happen today instead, would they be a help or hindrance?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Help
9  (56%)
Hindrance
5  (31%)
Other
2  (12%)
Total votes: 16
Poll is closed
06/25/2009
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Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
I really don't know if they would be a help or hindrance today. Certainly it would get worlds more coverage and be on everyone's lips...or maybe it would just be swept aside and brutally put down. It's a risk when ever you try to make a stand against the "moral right wingers". Here's hoping we can make our views heard without further violence, though I know it's just a hope and a prayer since the "other side" seems perfectly willing to use violence to intimidate and maintain status quo, but then I am a bit paranoid on the issue due to the problems I've had with those people who think they own the one true and only "way".
07/21/2009
mnc5051 mnc5051
The individuals who took part in the stonewall riots were they asking themselves the same things like will it help their rights, hinder, or other? I think we can be hopeful that someone will take the lead like many well known people in history did. For example, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and many others helped in gaining equal rights for African Americans. My question is, who is going to step up in this generation for the LBGT communities? When is there going to be a joining at the Washington memorial in DC, and a turn out bigger then what Martin Luther King Jr. " I have a dream speech," ? Who do you see becoming a leader in this century?
11/02/2010
Lif3sambiguity Lif3sambiguity
I believe it would open doors for us if we had someone like Martin Luther king Jr stand up for the LGBT community.
11/02/2010
Willow Wand Willow Wand
Not sure
12/25/2011
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