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Pride and joy: 50 years on, New York’s gay scene is still fabulous

A revolution began with the Stonewall riots in 1969. Its legacy is still being celebrated in style

Mark C O’Flaherty

There were the usual parties around the West Village last New Year’s Eve, but only one had Madonna performing Like a Prayer.

The singer’s surprise show in the 150-capacity red-draped room upstairs at the Stonewall Inn was apposite: “I stand here proudly at the place where Pride began,” she announced, wearing a bejewelled leather biker’s jacket.

“We come together tonight to celebrate 50 years of revolution.”..

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