As promised, here is the 1967 LA Free Press article that gives the details about the Gay bar raids that began on New Year’s Eve. These were the basis for the city-wide protest, the following month, against the police harassment of the Gay community.

Of particular importance, historically, is that that protest was in Los Angeles (NOT New York), thus making it the FIRST-EVER city-wide protest.

In fact, that protest was more than TWO years BEFORE the June, 1969, riot at the Stonewall Inn.