NY gay resort community gains historic recognition
In this June 23, 2013 photo, an American flag and a LGBT Rainbow flag are displayed on the ferry dock in the Fire Island community of Cherry Grove, N.Y. The 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City is generally accepted as the Lexington and Concord of the gay rights revolution - the first shots in a battle that eventually led to last week's landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage. But in this seaside resort 60 miles east of Manhattan, reports that homosexuals were standing up for their rights that summer of Woodstock and moon landings was hardly breaking news: a gay community in Cherry Grove had been thriving there for at least two decades before Stonewall. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00 am
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00 am.