In New York City, LGBT people and their allies converged on the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in spontaneous reaction to the shooting. The Manhattan bar became a national symbol of gay rights after a 1969 police raid led to violent street riots.
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Stonewall is "where we go when things like this happen," said Andy Humm, host of the "Gay USA" TV show.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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