“Imagine a world with no hate crime laws. A world in which you could be arrested for wearing fewer than three articles of gender-appropriate clothing in public. A world in which marriage wasn’t defined as being between one man and one woman because it didn’t need to be: The thought of two same-gendered individuals having a relationship in public — nevermind making it legal — wasn’t even open for fantasies, let alone definition.
That was the world we lived in 50 years ago: a world in which homosexuality was illegal and considered a mental disorder.
Then came the Stonewall Uprising in 1969…”