Obama Celebrates Anti-Police Riot Started At Mafia-Owned Bar For Transvestites?
House reception held Friday evening in honor of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and
Transgender Pride month, Obama celebrated a 1969 anti-police
riot that started in what the New York Times reports was an illegal Mafia-owned
bar for transvestites.
The “Stonewall Riot” that president Obama referred to started when police raided a New York City saloon called the “Stonewall Inn” that catered to transvestites. In a 2010 obituary for Seymour Pine, the police inspector who led the raid, the New York Times reported the basic facts of the incident, describing the inn as "an illegal club frequented by cross-dressers."
“The club, on Christopher Street near Seventh Avenue South, was owned by members of the Mafia,” the Times reported. “Inspector Pine later said he conducted the raid on orders from superiors.
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