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This page includes incidents where GLBT businesses, events or gatherings were raided by police or other government authority.

Some of them were raided repeatedly. Most of them have one thing in common: the reasons they were raided, what was stated on the warrants allowing the police to search the premises, were reasons that would have allowed them to also raid mainstream (non-GLBT) businesses, events or gatherings, but that didn't happen.

For example, a gay bookstore that sold a certain magazine was raided, but mainstream bookstores that sold the same item were never raided.

So it's possible that there were legitimate legal reasons for these businesses to be raided, and their search warrants may have had valid legal reasons for doing so. But when GLBT businesses are raided, and others are not, that is a problem! They (the authorities) are simply disguising their homophobia.


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  1. 1951, Jan:    Miami, Florida Latin American Club
  2. 1953, Nov 20: Miami Beach, Florida 22nd Street Beach
  3. 1953, Nov 28: Miami, Florida 3 gay bars
  4. 1954, Aug 12: Miami Beach, Florida 22nd Street Beach
  5. 1954, Aug 18: Miami & Miami Beach, Florida 11 gay bars
  6. 1957, Feb:    New York City, New York St. Marks Baths
  7. 1965, Jan 01: San Francisco, California Gay party
  8. 1966, Jan:    Forest Town, South Africa Gay party
  9. 1967, Jan 01: Los Angeles, California Black Cat Tavern
     New Faces Bar
  10. 1968, Aug:    Los Angeles, California The Patch Bar
  11. 1969, Jun 29: New York City, New York Stonewall Bar
  12. 1972:         West Hollywood, California Farm Bar
  13. 1975, Jan 23: Montreal, Canada Club Baths
  14. 1975, Feb 04: Montreal, Canada Sauna Aquarius
  15. 1975, May 20: Montreal, Canada Club Baths
  16. 1975, Oct:    Montreal, Canada 7 gay bars
  17. 1976, Jan:    Montreal, Canada 7 gay bars
  18. 1976, May 14: Montreal, Canada Neptune Sauna
  19. 1976, May 22: Ottawa, Canada Club Baths
  20. 1977, Oct 22: Montreal, Canada Truxx
     Le Mystique
  21. 1977, Dec 30: Toronto, Canada The Body Politic
  22. 1978, Jan:    San Francisco, California Liberty Baths
  23. 1978, Oct 21: Montreal, Canada Dominion Square Tavern
  24. 1978, Dec 09: Toronto, Canada The Barracks
  25. 1979, Oct 11: Toronto, Canada Hot Tub Club
  26. 1980, Apr 23: Montreal, Canada Sauna David
  27. 1980, Jun 20: Houston, Texas Mary's Lounge
  28. 1981, Feb 05: Toronto, Canada 4 Bathhouses
  29. 1981, May 30: Edmonton, Canada Pisces Spa
  30. 1981, Jun 16: Toronto, Canada Back Door Gym
     International Steam Baths
  31. 1981, Jul 26: Boston, Massachusetts Quagmire Bar
  32. 1982, Sep 29: New York City, New York Blues Bar
  33. 1982, Oct:    New York City, New York Blues Bar
  34. 1983, Jan 29: Sydney, Australia New Club 80
  35. 1983, Feb 25: Sydney, Australia New Club 80
  36. 1983, Apr 20: Toronto, Canada Back Door Gym
  37. 1983, Aug 27: Sydney, Australia Old Club 80
  38. 1984, Apr 10: London, England Gay's The Word Bookshop
  39. 1984, Apr:    Edinburgh, Scotland Lavendar Menace Bookshop
  40. 1984, Jun 02: Montreal, Canada Bud's Bar
  41. 1986, Mar 15: Brussels, Belgium Macho Sauna
  42. 1987, Jun:    Houston, Texas Michael's Bar
  43. 1987, Jun:    Houston, Texas Chutes Bar
  44. 1987, Jun:    Houston, Texas JOE Club
  45. 1990, Jul 14: Montreal, Canada Sex Garage Loft Party
  46. 1991, May 03: Pembroke Park, Florida Club 21
  47. 1991, May 03: Fort Lauderdale, Florida Copa nightclub
  48. 1994, Feb 17: Montreal, Canada KOX Bar
  49. 1994, Aug 07: Melbourne, Australia Tasty Night Club
  50. 1996, Feb 19: Toronto, Canada Remington's
  51. 1997:         Quezon City, The Philippines Cine Café
  52. 1998, Dec 11: Mexicali, Mexico Tare Bar
  53. 1998, Dec 20: Taipei, Taiwan AG Club
  54. 1999, Jun 13: Toronto, Canada Bijou bar
  55. 1999, Oct 22: Kiev, Ukraine Kletka Bar
  56. 2001, Jan 19: Bucharest, Romania Casablanca Disco
  57. 2001, May 11: Cairo, Egypt Queen Boat
  58. 2001, Jun:    Baguio, The Philippines Coco Banana
  59. 2001, Jun:    Baguio, The Philippines Coco Banana
  60. 2001, Sep 20: Caloocan, The Philippines Cecille International Cabaret
     Baron KTV Gay Bar
  61. 2002, Dec 12: Calgary, Canada Goliath's Bathhouse
  62. 2003, Feb 19: Quezon City, The Philippines Alta Theater
  63. 2003, Feb 20: Athens, Greece Spices Club
  64. 2003, May 09: Montreal, Canada Taboo Bar
  65. 2004, Aug 13: Hamilton, Canada Warehouse Spa and Bath
  66. 2005, May:    Yaoundé, Cameroon Unnamed bistro
  67. 2005, Nov 12: Beirut, Lebanon Acid nightclub
  68. 2005, Nov 19: Beirut, Lebanon Unnamed nightclub
  69. 2005, Nov:    United Arab Emirates Unnamed hotel
  70. 2006, Jun 04: Bishkek, Krygyzstan Labrys
  71. 2006, Jul 14: Lima, Peru Laberynto discoteca
  72. 2006, Jul 14: Lima, Peru La Jarrita bar
  73. 2006, Jul 14: Lima, Peru Unnamed bar
  74. 2006, Oct 03: Pretoria, South Africa Camp David
  75. 2006, Oct 13: Lima, Peru Avenida 13 discoteca
  76. 2006, Oct 13: Lima, Peru 69 bar
  77. 2006, Oct:    Pretoria, South Africa Camp David
  78. 2006, Nov 17: Pretoria, South Africa Camp David
  79. 2007, Oct 07: Nassau, The Bahamas Hard Rock Café
  80. 2007, Oct 07: Nassau, The Bahamas Casbar club
  81. 2007, Oct 07: Nassau, The Bahamas Genesis club
  82. 2007, Oct 27: Shanghai, China Club Deep
  83. 2008, Mar 17: Beijing, China Dandong Park
  84. 2008, Mar 20: Beijing, China Club Oasis
  85. 2008, Mar 21: Beijing, China Club Oasis
  86. 2008, Apr 08: Bishkek, Krygyzstan Labrys
  87. 2008, Apr 19: Pasay City, The Philippines Queeriosity Palace
  88. 2009, Apr 11: Kiev, Ukraine Andro Club
  89. 2009, Jun 28: Fort Worth, Texas Rainbow Lounge
  90. 2009, Aug 27: Quezon City, The Philippines Alta Theater
  91. 2009, Dec 15: Tbilisi, Georgia Inclusive Foundation
  92. 2010, Jan 22: Manila, The Philippines Men's Court Club
  93. 2010, May 21: Harare, Zimbabwe GALZ Office
  94. 2010, Sep 26: Beijing, China Mudanyuan
  95. 2010, Dec 25: Saharanpur, India Gay party
  96. 2011, Apr 03: Shanghai, China Q Bar
  97. 2011, Sep 15: Kalar, Iraq Gay party
  98. 2012, Jan 27: Pasay City, The Philippines The Mansion
  99. 2012, Apr 15: Pasay City, The Philippines Club Bath
  100. 2012, Jun 23: Quezon City, The Philippines Fahrenheit Cafe
  101. 2012, Jul 28: Beirut, Lebanon Plaza Cinema
  102. 2013, Jan 11: Minsk, Belarus Club 6A
  103. 2013, Jan 12: Vitebsk, Belarus Unnamed nightclub
  104. 2013, Jan:    Minsk, Belarus Club 6A
  105. 2013, Feb 10: Malad, India Gay party
  106. 2013, Apr:    Dekwaneh, Lebanon Club Ghost
  107. 2013, Jun 29: Barcelona, Spain La Bata De Boatiné bar
     El 23 bar
  108. 2013, Jun 29: Barcelona, Spain El Cangrejo bar
  109. 2013, Sep 01: Hyderabad, India Gay party
  110. 2013, Sep 28: Jogeshwari, India Gay party
  111. 2013, Oct 12: Cairo, Egypt Unnamed medical center
  112. 2014, Feb:    Amman, Jordan Gay party
  113. 2014, Mar 12: Harare, Zimbabwe Bronte Hotel
  114. 2014, Jul 06: Nairobi, Kenya Club Envy
  115. 2014, Aug 09: Beirut, Lebanon Hammam al-Agha
  116. 2014, Aug 14: Burj Hammoud, Lebanon Shehrazad Hammam
  117. 2014, Dec 07: Cairo, Egypt Unnamed bathhouse
  118. 2015, Feb 07: Taipei, Taiwan Aniki World of Wonders
  119. 2015, Feb 15: Nakuru, Kenya Unnamed bar
  120. 2016, Oct 09: Yaoundé, Cameroon Mistral bar
  121. 2017, Apr:    Iran Gay party
  122. 2017, May 21: Jakarta, Indonesia Atlantis Gym
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