Let the Games Begin
Contestants parade their artwork at an umbrella-decorating contest in Asbury Park, New Jersey, in 2003.
Beyond Marriage: Photos of LGBT Life
The Supreme Court has struck down bans on same-sex marriage. In light of the decision, here are photos of LGBT life from the archives.
On Friday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a right guaranteed by the Constitution.
The ruling comes 46 years after a catalyst for the modern LGBT rights movement, the Stonewall riots. The riots were sparked by a series of police raids of bars—including the Stonewall Inn—in New York City’s Greenwich Village, a center of the city’s gay population. Hundreds of men rioted and “threw bricks, bottles, garbage, pennies and a parking meter” at police, according to the New York Times. Fighting against unjust harassment, some 400 were caught up in the melee, and 12 were arrested.
Slow and moderate progress followed in the 1970s and early ‘80s. A conservative backlash and discriminatory hysteria at the onset of