AFTER STONEWALL

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AFTER STONEWALL

The Stonewall Riots took place on June 28, 1969, when police raided a Greenwich Village bar, triggering resistance. In the following years, more people lived openly gay lives—and clothing styles changed accordingly. Pre-Stonewall, the most visible gay male styles had been elite elegance, camp, or drag. Post-Stonewall, the “Clone” emerged to symbolize modern, macho gay style. Lesbian style also evolved, as traditional butch-femme dress codes were increasingly replaced by an androgynous, “anti-fashion” style. LGBTQ styles also diversified under the influence of subcultures, such as punk.