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Stonewall Inn may be designated NY landmark

The bar is known as a historic battleground for gay rights in New York's long, rich history of gay culture

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CENTRE OF ATTRACTION: The raid at Stonewall Inn (above) in 1969 sparked days of riots and marches that brought the discrimination against homosexuals into the open. The Leather Man shop in West Village has been catering to gay men since before the Stonewall riots.

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CENTRE OF ATTRACTION: The raid at Stonewall Inn in 1969 sparked days of riots and marches that brought the discrimination against homosexuals into the open. The Leather Man shop (above) in West Village has been catering to gay men since before the Stonewall riots.

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WITH its burned-out neon sign and darkened windows, there was little to distinguish the Stonewall Inn from any other West Village bar when it was raided the night of June 28, 1969.

Nowadays, that bright red sign not only works, but colourful posters and rainbow flags mark

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