Lead: Just as the 1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott was a milestone in the quest by Black Americans for their civil rights, the so-called "Battle of Stonewall Inn" represents for many homosexuals a watershed event in their resistance to legal discrimination.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts

Content: It was warm that night and a full moon hung over Greenwich Village in lower Manhattan. Near Sheridan Square, at the Stonewall Inn, a small bar catering mostly to homosexuals and their friends, a police raid was in progress. The Stonewall was serving liquor without a valid license. The officers had arrested several transvestites or drag queens, men who dress like women and were attempting to take them to jail. This started as just another in a pattern of raids on gay establishments in the Village during the summer of 1969, this time the result was different. 

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