#UK Veteran gay rights protester, 74, who was at 1969 Stonewall Riots is attacked by pro-trans mob #UKnews
A gay rights protestor and co-founder of the primary Gay Pride Parade in New York City was attacked by a pro-trans group at a Vermont Pride occasion for holding an anti-woke signal that dismissed transgenderism.
Fred Sargeant, 74, was attacked after holding an indication with a crimson line via the phrases ‘Woman Face’ and ‘Black Face,’ at the thirty ninth Burlington Pride Parade in Vermont.
Sargeant is in opposition to the current ‘gender ideology motion’ which he says is ‘homophobic’ and ‘unique.’
‘Mugged at Burlington Pride,’ Sargeant wrote on Facebook. ‘So, I went to Pride to protest their misogyny, homophobia, exclusionary insurance policies and divisiveness. I was met by screaming, a number of assaults, ageist feedback, shoving, slaps to the again of my head, pouring espresso on me and repeated makes an attempt to steal my indicators.
‘Being unsuccessful of their makes an attempt to disrupt my protest and drive me away, the mob pushed me to the bottom because the parade ended, additional injuring me.’
He concluded whereas posting a photograph of his controversial signal: ‘They stole or broken greater than $550 price of my property. This is the signal that the younger trans/rainbow brownshirts in attire went completely nuts over.’
Sargeant has been an advocate for gay rights since he participated within the six-day Stonewall Riots of 1969 and co-led the primary satisfaction parade in New York City generally known as the Christopher Street Liberation Day march.
Fred Sargeant, 74, was attacked at a satisfaction occasion after holding an indication that crossed out the phrases, ‘Woman face’ and ‘Black face,’ whereas at the thirty ninth Burlington Pride Parade in Vermont
Sargeant posted varied photographs of the protest and his attackers. One of his indicators learn, ‘GAY NOT QUEER
Pride parade attenders tried to take Sargeant’s signal away from him as he stood in the course of a crowd
One particular person knocked him to the bottom amid a number of slaps to his physique
A lady was seen making an attempt to take Sargeant’s signal away as one man tried to intervene
A crowd shaped a circle round Sargeant and the unidentified lady whereas the brawl occurred
Sargeant’s signal had this message
The unidentified lady insisted she did not damage him earlier than strolling away
Sargeant confirmed one of many assaults on a video as a mob with satisfaction flags gathered round.
‘What are you doing?’ one man is heard shouting at a lady making an attempt to grab Sargeant’s poster.
‘You notice you are assaulting him,’ she provides as the 2 are seen in a wrestle.
The lady let go of the signal and added, ‘So, I’m not hurting him.’
Sargeant posted the footage on Facebook and shared encouraging messages he acquired in response. Some have been from struggling ‘detransitioners’ and others have been from upset ‘gay’ followers.
‘I’m a lady [and] lesbian,’ one particular person from Chile wrote. ‘I detransitioned three years in the past. It’s been a tough time… I wish to say thanks for all that you’ve completed.
Another added, ‘I caught wind of the ghouls who assaulted you at the Pride occasion in Vermont. All I wish to say is that I hope you realize not all younger persons are down with the LGBTQABCDEFG nonsense.
‘I personally am fed up with it. I’m fed up with my self-hating friends wither making an attempt to persuade me to transition, or presuming I already am within the course of. I’m bored with native LBGT organizations pandering to trans folks and never having lesbian or gay male assist teams.
‘I’m bored with how boring my friends are with their pondering that reducing up their our bodies means “subverting gender.” I generally want I did not know my historical past, in order that I might cease hoping the group and camaraderie will probably be something prefer it was within the 90s and earlier.’
Sargeant has spent a long time establishing rights for gay and lesbian folks – however fears the efforts have been overcome by radical folks within the LGBTQ+ group
The 1969 police raid on New York’s Stonewall Inn (pictured) sparked the LGBT rights motion . Picture credit score: Stonewall Uprising
Activists are pictured gathering exterior the Stonewall Inn two years after the riots in 1971, so as to push for gay rights
In 2016, the Stonewall Inn was designated as a National Historic Landmark and a Monument was opened throughout the highway
Sargeant has spent a long time establishing rights for gay and lesbian folks – however fears the efforts have been overcome by radical folks within the LGBTQ+ group.
The veteran gay rights protestor was fast to take part within the six-day Stonewall Riots of 1969. The riots broke out within the summertime after the New York City Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn and pulled folks out.
He occurred to come across the primary day of the riot on June 28, 1969 after leaving dinner with associates, based on PBS.
A yr later, Sargeant organized the primary satisfaction march in New York City generally known as the Christopher Street Liberation Day march held in June 1970.
After witnessing the occasions at Stonewall, Sargeant pledged to turn out to be a police officer in Connecticut in 1973. He launched into a management journey to advertise change within the drive.
Sargeant is constantly acknowledged for his work and was acknowledged in 2019 for his work at Stonewall by the Association des Journalists LGBTQI+’s OUT d’or Awards in Paris, based on his website.