"50 years ago, when it was still common for bars to refuse service to gay people, 3 young men went for a drink in Manhattan's West Village, hoping to make history. They called their action a "Sip In," a tipsy tip of the hat to the civil rights lunch-counter sit-ins then being held at establishments that segregated black patrons. The Sip In was a pivotal moment in the gay rights movement, predating the Stonewall riots by more than 3 years. This history will be invoked tomorrow when a key site — Julius', a bar in the West Village where a bartender refused to serve the men after they announced they were gay — marks the golden anniversary of the Sip In. Karsten Moran photographed Dick Leitsch, 81, and Randy Wicker, 78 — 2 participants in the April 21, 1966 Sip-In — at Julius' earlier this week." By nytimes on Instagram.
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