Stonewall National Monument

Stonewall Riots

Police raids on gay bars and nightclubs were a regular event in cities across the United States. Commonly the police would record the identities of all those present, which would be subsequently published in the newspaper, then load up their police van with as many as it would hold. Kissing, holding hands, or even being in a gay bar at all was used as grounds for arrest on indecency charges at that time. The Stonewall raid on June 29, 1969 started out just like any other raid. Seven plainclothes policemen entered the bar along with one uniformed policeman, allegedly to investigate improprieties in the liquor license. They cleared the bar, whose clientele remained on the sidewalk and street outside. The situation took a dramatic turn for the worse, and the police began beating people who resisted with their nightsticks. The crowd started throwing rocks and bottles rather than coins. The police took refuge inside the Inn, which they trashed. This was the first time the homosexual community had resisted with such force. With this event, the gay rights movement was ignited.

“While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do. Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It’s about whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality by treating all its citizens with dignity and respect.”

6/1/07  Senator Barack Obama  

President Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument

JUNE 24, 2016 AT 12:00 PM ET BY SIMONE LEIRO

Summary: Today, President Obama designated Stonewall National Monument to honor the broad LGBT equality movement.

Today, President Obama designated a new national monument at the historic site of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City to honor the broad LGBT equality movement.

The new ‘Stonewall National Monument’ will protect the area where, on June 28, 1969, a community’s uprising in response to a police raid sparked the modern LGBT civil rights movement in the United States.

For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/06/24/president-obama-designates-stonewall-national-monument

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Monday, June 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET
Public Dedication Ceremony of Stonewall National Monument
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis
White House Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett
join federal, state and local officials and LGBT leaders to participate
New York City, New York

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  1. WH

    Saturday, June 25, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

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  2. Stonewall Riots

    Police raids on gay bars and nightclubs were a regular event in cities across the United States. Commonly the police would record the identities of all those present, which would be subsequently published in the newspaper, then load up their police van with as many as it would hold. Kissing, holding hands, or even being in a gay bar at all was used as grounds for arrest on indecency charges at that time.

    The Stonewall raid on June 29, 1969 started out just like any other raid. Seven plainclothes policemen entered the bar along with one uniformed policeman, allegedly to investigate improprieties in the liquor license. They cleared the bar, whose clientele remained on the sidewalk and street outside.

    The situation took a dramatic turn for the worse, and the police began beating people who resisted with their nightsticks. The crowd started throwing rocks and bottles rather than coins. The police took refuge inside the Inn, which they trashed. This was the first time the homosexual community had resisted with such force. With this event, the gay rights movement was ignited.

    • President Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument

      JUNE 24, 2016 AT 12:00 PM ET BY SIMONE LEIRO

      Summary: Today, President Obama designated Stonewall National Monument to honor the broad LGBT equality movement.

      Today, President Obama designated a new national monument at the historic site of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City to honor the broad LGBT equality movement.

      The new ‘Stonewall National Monument’ will protect the area where, on June 28, 1969, a community’s uprising in response to a police raid sparked the modern LGBT civil rights movement in the United States.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/06/24/president-obama-designates-stonewall-national-monument

    • Announcing the Stonewall National Monument

      Published on Jun 24, 2016

      “I’m designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America’s national parks system. Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights. I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country – the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us. That we are stronger together. That out of many, we are one.” – President Barack Obama

      On June 24, 2016 President Obama designated the site of the Stonewall uprising and birthplace of the modern LGBT civil rights movement the “Stonewall National Monument.” This new monument is a testament to the diversity, inclusiveness, and individual freedom that make America great.

    • Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis, Valerie Jarrett to Participate in Dedication Ceremony for Stonewall National Monument in New York City

      President Designates First National Monument to Honor Story of LGBT Americans

      6/24/2016

      WASHINGTON – On Monday, June 27, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and White House Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett will join federal, state and local officials and LGBT leaders to participate in a public dedication ceremony to commemorate the designation of Stonewall National Monument in New York City.

      Today, President Obama designated Christopher Park in New York City’s Greenwich Village as Stonewall National Monument using his authority under the Antiquities Act. The monument’s boundary also encompasses the Stonewall Inn, a seminal location in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) history, as well as the surrounding streets and sidewalks integral to the Stonewall Uprising.

      In June of 1969, after a police raid on the Stonewall Inn that targeted the bar’s LGBT patrons, a clash occurred that is now understood to have launched the modern LGBT civil rights movement. Each June, during LGBT Pride Month, these historic events are remembered nationwide with Pride festivals, parades and other celebratory, historical and educational activities. The Stonewall Inn site was designated a National Historic Landmark and a National Park Service affiliated area in 2000.

      For more: https://www.doi.gov/mediaadvisories/secretary-jewell-director-jarvis-valerie-jarrett-participate-dedication-ceremony

    • June 25, 2016

      Weekly Address: Designating Stonewall National Monument

      Remarks of President Barack Obama as Delivered
      Weekly Address
      The White House

      June 25, 2016

      Hi everybody. The story of America is a story of progress. It’s written by ordinary people who put their shoulders to the wheel of history to make sure that the promise of our founding applies not just to some of us – but to all of us.

      Farmers and blacksmiths who chose revolution over tyranny. Immigrants who crossed oceans and the Rio Grande. Women who reached for the ballot, and scientists who shot for the moon. The preachers, and porters, and seamstresses who guided us toward the mountaintop of freedom.

      Sometimes, we can mark that progress in special places – hallowed ground where history was written – places like Independence Hall. Gettysburg. Seneca Falls. Kitty Hawk and Cape Canaveral. The Edmund Pettus Bridge.

      One of these special places is the Stonewall Inn. Back in 1969, as a turbulent decade was winding down, the Stonewall Inn was a popular gathering place for New York City’s LGBT community. At the time, being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender was considered obscene, illegal – even a mental illness.

      One night, police raided the bar, and started arresting folks. Raids like these were nothing new – but this time, the patrons had had enough. So they stood up, and spoke out, and over the course of the next several days, they refused to be silenced. The riots became protests; the protests became a movement; the movement ultimately became an integral part of America.

      Over the past seven years, we’ve seen achievements that would have been unimaginable to the folks who, knowingly or not, started the modern LGBT movement at Stonewall. Today, all Americans are protected by a hate crimes law that includes sexual orientation and gender identity. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is history. Insurance companies can no longer turn you away because of who you are. Transgender Americans are more visible than ever, helping to make our nation more inclusive and welcoming for all. And one year ago this weekend, we lit the White House in every color – because in every state in America, you’re now free to marry the person you love.

      There’s still work to do. As we saw two weeks ago in Orlando, the LGBT community still faces real discrimination, real violence, real hate. So we can’t rest. We’ve got to keep pushing for equality and acceptance and tolerance.

      But the arc of our history is clear – it’s an arc of progress. And a lot of that progress can be traced back to Stonewall. So this week, I’m designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America’s national parks system. Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights. I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country – the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us. That we are stronger together. That out of many, we are one. That’s what makes us the greatest nation on earth. And it’s what we celebrate at Stonewall – for our generation and for all those who come after us.

      Thanks everybody, and have a great weekend.

    • Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis, Valerie Jarrett to Participate in Dedication Ceremony for Stonewall National Monument in New York City

      President Designates First National Monument to Honor Story of LGBT Americans

      6/24/2016

      WASHINGTON – On Monday, June 27, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and White House Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett will join federal, state and local officials and LGBT leaders to participate in a public dedication ceremony to commemorate the designation of Stonewall National Monument in New York City.

      Today, President Obama designated Christopher Park in New York City’s Greenwich Village as Stonewall National Monument using his authority under the Antiquities Act. The monument’s boundary also encompasses the Stonewall Inn, a seminal location in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) history, as well as the surrounding streets and sidewalks integral to the Stonewall Uprising.

      In June of 1969, after a police raid on the Stonewall Inn that targeted the bar’s LGBT patrons, a clash occurred that is now understood to have launched the modern LGBT civil rights movement. Each June, during LGBT Pride Month, these historic events are remembered nationwide with Pride festivals, parades and other celebratory, historical and educational activities. The Stonewall Inn site was designated a National Historic Landmark and a National Park Service affiliated area in 2000.

      For more: https://www.doi.gov/mediaadvisories/secretary-jewell-director-jarvis-valerie-jarrett-participate-dedication-ceremony

  3. Fair Labor Standards Act

    The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (abbreviated as FLSA; also referred to as the Wages and Hours Bill) is a federal statute of the United States. The FLSA established a national minimum wage, guaranteed ‘time-and-a-half‘ for overtime in certain jobs, and prohibited most employment of minors in “oppressive child labor,” a term that is defined in the statute. It applies to employees engaged in interstate commerce or employed by an enterprise engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce, unless the employer can claim an exemption from coverage.

    On Saturday, June 25, 1938, to avoid pocket vetoes 9 days after Congress had adjourned, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat, signed 121 bills. Among these bills was a landmark law in the Nation’s social and economic development — Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). Against a history of judicial opposition, the depression-born FLSA had survived, not unscathed, more than a year of Congressional altercation. In its final form, the act applied to industries whose combined employment represented only about one-fifth of the labor force. In these industries, it banned oppressive child labor and set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and the maximum workweek at 44 hours.

    For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Labor_Standards_Act

  4. West Wing Week 6/24/16 or, “How Cool Is This?”

    Published on Jun 24, 2016

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. This week was full of travel, as the First Family took a break from the big city — and a breath of fresh air — in Yosemite and the Carlsbad Caverns. Dr. Biden headed south to Central and South America, and the Vice President traced his roots in Ireland.

  5. June 26, 2016

    Dr. Jill Biden Travels to Panama City, Republic of Panama to Attend the Inauguration of the Expansion of the Panama Canal

    Saturday, June 25 – Sunday, June 26, 2016

    Dr. Jill Biden has arrived in Panama City, Republic of Panama as a part of her four-country visit to Central and South America. In Panama, Dr. Biden is leading a Presidential Delegation to the inauguration of the expansion of the Panama Canal.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/26/dr-jill-biden-travels-panama-city-republic-panama-attend-inauguration-0

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