I, Jose R., a New York policeman of Latin America descent, give thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, for sending another police officer to help me out during the Stonewall riots. I have been always leading a secret life, and I promise I’ll never do anything to harm my gay brothers.
New York, 1969
Stonewall riots were a series of demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid at the “Stonewall Inn” gay bar. The riots are considered to be an important part of the gay liberation movement and the fight for LGBT rights. More in wikipedia.