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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Stonewall Uprising

While watching the Stonewall Uprising, one of the things that stood out to me was the empowerment that the people had at the end of the documentary. They had gone through so much inequality and public mistreatment/shame that one would think they would have broken down. Instead, it fired up their fight for their lives and peace in their community. I was astonished to find out they had been experimented and medically treated on because their sexual preferences were seen as an illness. That was probably the worst part of this event, that the people were thought to be sick, when really, it was just who they were. This incorrect idea (that being gay was an illness) was the core of the mistreatment and inequality they received. In present time, there are still people that believe having a non heterosexual relationship or attraction is wrong. To continue to spread peace amongst humanity, it is crucial that people either accept others, or let them be. Because what do we gain, as a species, by bringing our people down instead of working together to become better.

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