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July 26, 1996 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the evening of June 28, 1969, the police conducted one of their routine raids of Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn, a seedy, Mafia-controlled hangout for drag queens. Maybe it was the heat, maybe it was Judy Garland's funeral, just held uptown, that provided the crucial spark. But this time the queens, so long at the mercy of the underworld and a corrupt, brutal police force, stood their ground and fought back.
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