The Cooper's Doughnuts Uprising - LGBT Heritage Month at the Amoeblog. Although it's usually overshadowed by New York's Stonewall Riots, ten years earlier Los Angeles was home to what's often considered to be the first gay uprising in modern time. Happy LGBT Heritage Month!
May 1959: Seven years before Silver Lake's Black Cat Riot and ten before New York's Stonewall riots, a group of drag queens and hustlers clashed with LAPD officers at a location of the local Cooper Do-nuts (also known as Cooper's Donut Depot, Cooper's Doughnuts or Cooper's Donuts) chain, usually considered to be the first gay uprising in modern history. … Continue reading The Cooper Do-nuts Uprising