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Discrimination and Violence

Discrimination, harassment, and violence against Lynn’s LGBTQ+ community occurred on the streets and in the bars. People were beaten up on the sidewalks, at Lynn beach, and in their cars. Homophobes harassed and attacked bar patrons. Straight men fought with gay men. Butch lesbians fought over femmes. Nearby straight bars fought with LGBTQ+ bar patrons. Lynn police served as both protectors and perpetrators of violence toward LGBTQ+ people. Fists, rocks, bottles, guns, fires, and legal discrimination were used to intimidate LGBTQ+ citizens, who fought back, resisted, and organized.

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Frans was between two biker bars. Copy

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The Detroit streets were violent. Be careful!

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Mother protector? Forget it!

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The Gay Blade was a men's bar.

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Fran's was mostly a lesbian bar.

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You want to be a guy? Okay, let's fight.

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After waking from the coma I kept going.

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Some out gay guys that just got a lot of crap.

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Fights between the gay and straight bars.

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He burnt down a building ... because I was with

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Fights are how you resolve things.

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There is now a class system within the whole being gay or sexuality.

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Man-hating dykes.

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You're a menace around young people.

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These were circumstances which were incredibly extreme.

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A trans butch rejected online by lesbians.

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We avoided a home visit by social worker.

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She'd definitely be out of a job.

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I fear discovery when travelling.

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Bullies take it out on the queers.

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Waiting for people to come out and beating them up.

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One mean mother cop beat me up.

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Bouncer tried to rape me.

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Motorcycle group held us hostage.

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Gays were ousted and shunned.

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You could literally be beaten or shot at just from walking down the street.

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Bar Fights

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Jan and the car thieves

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Violence was everywhere, not just Fran's.

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She shot him with love.

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Pushback from the administration.

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A pimp shot his gun in the bar.

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They wouldn't serve me.

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Hate toward the gay community is increasing.

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Women's bars wanted the bar for women.

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Kids thrown out by religious families.

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Knocked me out cold.

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Trans women are being murdered all the time.

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Continue the advocacy work.

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GE does no longer discriminate.

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Gay people were losing their kids.

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Very loud voices from very few people.

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Officials want to bring about the second coming.

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Fights amongst men

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There was a lot of violence.

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Key figures that would come through.

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It was total bravery.

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