The united states gay liberation front (glf) was formed in the aftermath of the stonewall riots. The riots are considered by many to be the prime catalyst for the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for lgbt rights in the united states. On in greenwich village, new york, the new york city police raided the stonewall inn, a well known gay bar, located on christopher street. Gay flames (issue 4, 1970), a glf publication, observed that gay liberation is trying to build an alternative to the barsbathscruising scene which has become a way of life for so many homosexuals, particularly homosexual males. Friday night classes listed in the publication included medical, legal, demonstration, gay squatters, racism. Gay liberation front activist martha shelley wrote, we are women and men who, from the time of our earliest memories, have been in revolt against the sex-role structure and nuclear family structure. In december 1969 the gay liberation front voted a cash donation to the black panthers, some of whose leaders had expressed homophobic sentiments. Marc stein, rethinking the gay and lesbian movement (new york routledge, 2012). Paula martinac, the queerest places a national guide to gay and lesbian historic sites (new york henry holt & co. Womens liberation center research file, lesbian herstory archives.). these events led to six days of protests on christopher street in new york city what we now know. On monday, july 13, the new york public library will begin to gradually reopen our physical locations, starting with limited grab-and-go service at eight library locations. Gay liberation front women demonstrate at city hall, new york. Manuscripts and archives division, the new york public library. Gay liberation front women demonstrate at city hall, new york the new york public library digital collections. The magic and the spirit of stonewall was created by the gay liberation front.