52 years ago today, on June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn uprising occurred in New York City, USA, and that has changed not only our lives but history – forever!
The majority of us bare practitioners are aware of the significance of the event at the Stonewall Inn and the consequences. Many remain struggling for acceptance and tolerance even now, more than half a century after that fateful and historic night. Our accomplishments since then have served to deliver courage, determination and hope to those among us who daily fight against bigotry, discrimination and hate.
To those brave souls continuing the struggle, ReNude Pride congratulates on your commitment and salutes you in your efforts! Hopefully, you’ll achieve a positive resolution in the very near future!
The above two images are from the site and the ensuing riot. The passage of time since the uprising have been captured in people’s minds and in publications shared the world over. As bare practitioners, we’re aware that the 1960’s era produced countless riots and demonstrations throughout the world and the civil rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) community followed in the footsteps of the path of equality for race, feminism, the end to the Vietnam War and for civil and social justice for all people.
Of course, we all – bare practitioner or not – understand that the turbulance of the 1960’s did not encompass immediate acceptance of clothes freedom. Therefore, there is a severe shortage of images of our GLBTQ protesters in their natural (bare) environment!
Prior to the Stonewall Inn riot is 1969, the then homosexual (before GLBTQ+) community was angry, frustrated and very tired of the second and third class of citizenship status they were forced to suffer. In the spirit of the times, they spontaneously decided they’d had enough. The protest of June 28, 1969, became the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back!” There was no “turning back the clock” and history – worldwide – began in a totally alien and new direction!
For a more detailed posting here on ReNude Pride published about the Stonewall Riot, click on: The Stonewall Riots: March to Freedom. Additional posting on then-President Barack Obama’s dedication of the original Stonewall Inn as an historical site, please click on: Stonewall Riot Anniversary.
Finally, before concluding this 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising post, on behalf of my spouse, Aaron, myself and everyone reading here, I offer a very humble and sincere “thank you” to all of those bold, brave and courageous people who led the insurrection! We appreciate you and your efforts!
Take care and stay bare!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next post entry planned for here is on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, and the proposed topic is “Bottoms-Up! June, 2021!”