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LGBTQ Rally in Wilkes-Barre Marks 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Members and allies of the LGBTQ community held a rally in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

The rally, hosted by Queer NEPA, took place on Public Square in the city's downtown.

The Stonewall Uprising was a series of demonstrations by members of the LGBTQ community after New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village 50 years ago.

"A brave group of trans individuals and people from the LGBTQ community stood up and said, 'We have had enough.' They had enough of being extorted. They had enough of the arrests and harassment, and they took a stand," said Dwayne Heisler of Catawissa.

People at the rally brought signs and pride flags as well as donated baby food and clothing items for St. Joseph's Center.

9 comments

  • Rusty Knyffe

    Of course, my comment will ALWAYS be awaiting moderation when it comes to this topic. This isn’t within the norm of the bell curve – sorry to be a debbie-downer, but it’s true. People just need to go on about their lives and keep their business to themselves – across ALL boards. What I wrote was as follows: “…brave…?” They would be “brave” if they kept their big mouths shut about their preferences and stopped demanding privilege because of a genetic or behavioral anomaly. THAT would be “brave.”

    • Rusty Knyffe

      THANK GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!! The first hetero pride day is being planned for Boston!!! AWESOME!!! Expect antifa, p-hats, and the like. LMAO!

  • Bible Accuracy

    What an example of how those who forsake God need to resort to chaos and anarchy to achieve their ends. This LBGTQ stuff is chaos, and it was impossible that it should ever become anything else. The Word of God’s verdicts on these matters is true and right, and they will be proven so even if everyone were to disapprove of them and label them as hate, bigotry, intolerance, etc. There will be no rising up and fighting off the Lord Jesus when He comes to judge his enemies. Forsake the pleasures of sin, confess your treason, and get on His side now or face His eternal wrath.

    “Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.” (Romans 13:13-14)

    • darkhorse6669

      Yeah, the big “righteous ” flying spagetti monster in the sky spews more hatered in the name of jesus. Its all an age old tactic of trying to control people falsely through fear and manipulation, no wonder why they all support the Republican party.

  • Lisa Marshinski

    And? Polls are showing that the younger generation is loosing patience w/these type, which is surprising because they’re usually the ones pushing for this.

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