How Eugenics Gave Rise to Modern Homophobia

The roots of anti-gay attitudes lay in white supremacy

Activists protest the Trump administration on October 22, 2018, in Washington, DC. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

By Hugh Ryan

Fifty years ago this June, patrons at the Stonewall Inn in New York resisted routine homophobic police harassment, sparking days of unrest and street rebellion and giving a public face to the emerging forces of gay liberation.

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