Saturday, 28 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 28-6-2014: The Stonewall Riots

Blimey … !   Diego Maradona has come out out in support of Luis Suarez.

THERE’S a surprise … !

Ahem!   Cynical comments about football was not how I planned to start today’s post.

Oh, no.

I was going to tell you I had quit a few videos to add to today’s post.

Firstly?   I’ve mentioned local wrestler, Cayden Blade, before now, haven’t I … ?

He’s come out a winner at the recent Royal Rumble … 

Oh … And Dr Who series 8 starts on August 23rd … 

All that … ?   All that and Old Peculiar, Debbi, has reasons to be cheerful … 

I’d better get a move on, hadn’t I … ?   Before I run out of space … 

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s rather rainbow coloured questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense video … 

Q1) 28th June marks the start of Gay Rights movement: with the Stonewall Riots.   In which year of the 1960s?
Q2) The Riots were triggered by a police raid on The Stonewall: was The Stonewall a bar, restaurant or bath-house?
Q3) The Stonewall was and is in which US city … ?
A3) New York.   (It’s in Greenwich Village.)
Q4) The riots are considered the turning point in the Gay Rights movement.   The first Gay Pride Marches took place in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago: on 28th June of which year of the 1970s?
Q5) These days, the Gay Pride movement is usually referred to as the LGBT rights movement.   What does LGBT stand for … ?
Q6) Which country was the first to decriminalize homosexuality?
Q7) 1917 saw homosexuality decriminalized in Russia: as a result of what … ?
Q8) Noted English social reformer, Jeremy Bentham, was an early advocate of decriminalizing homosexuality.   His ideas stemmed from his philosophy: which was called what … ?
Q9) When was same-sex marriage legalised in the UK … ?
Q10) Finally … Britain’s four biggest Gay Pride events are held in four English cities: name one of them.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and and answers …
Q1) 27th June, 1497, saw Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank executed at Tyburn.   After leading a rebellion form WHICH English county … ?
A1) Cornwall.
Q2) 27th June, 1946, saw which country’s Parliament introduce an act, defining its form of citizenship … ?
A2) Canada.
Q3) 27th June, 1985, saw what removed from the US Highway system?
A3) Route 66.
Q4) 27th June, 2013, saw NASA launch the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph probe.   What is the probe observing?
A4) The Sun.
Q5) Finally … 27th June, 1966, saw the birth of director, J. J. Abrams.   The film he’s currently working on will be released next year: and is the next entry in which film franchise … ?
A5) Star Wars.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“The reason no one has yet been able to come up with a good word to describe the homosexualist  is because he does not exist. The human race is divided into male and female. Many human beings enjoy the sexual relations with their own sex, many don’t; many respond to both. The plurality is the fact of our nature and not worth fretting about.”
Gore Vidal.
Have a good day.

*        Couldn’t resist putting it into today’s post, Debbi.   Although I think you’re fighting for attention … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Unfortunately, one must these days, Paul! :)

1. 1969
2. a bar
3. New York
4. 1970
5. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
6. France
7. the Russian Revolution
8. utilitarianism
9. 2013
10. London