History: Stonewall Riot Veteran Stormé DeLarverie Fought 'Ugliness'

As legend has it, Stormé DeLarverie, a half-black lesbian jazz singer from New Orleans, was the first person to throw a punch that infamous evening in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, sparking what would become a worldwide movement for gay rights.

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Shake it Up Part 1: I'm Going Down Under

I’ve chewed on the beliefs of Catholicism. I knew I wanted more. I wanted to be a woman with a voice and with it, positive power. I wanted to love all, regardless of beliefs, sexual orientation, or choices made. So when my friend Bridget asked me to go to Australia, I knew it was my opportunity: To Forgive, Let Go, and ultimately, Say Yes.

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