Beyond Stonewall: The Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier and Gay Liberation

Gay organizing in Buffalo, New York shows Stonewall was not the sole genesis of gay liberation.

In December of 1969, Buffalo gays and lesbians gathered in the cramped and dimly-lit back room of a gay juice and coffee bar called The Avenue, located in a…



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Jeffry J. Iovannone

Historian, writer, and educator with a PhD in American Studies. I specialize in gender and LGBTQ history of the U.S. Email: