7. Homeless Youth Frequented The Stonewall Inn

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Homeless LGBTQ+ teens in the late 1960s often had no place to go. Thankfully, for $1 on weekdays and $3 on weeknights, these teens could spend the whole night in The Stonewall Inn. Although they had to sign in like all the other customers, once they entered the bar there was no pressure to leave. A limitless jukebox and dance floor also made the space desirable.

These homeless teenagers were important contributors to the Stonewall Riots. Fueled by their personal struggles and frustrations, they fought alongside trans men and women, drag queens, gay men, and lesbians. Many of these teenagers are now part of the Stonewall Veterans Association.