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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 because of the sale of that magazine, 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! 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, Feb 01: Auckland, New Zealand Westside Sauna
  27. 1980, Apr 23: Montreal, Canada Sauna David
  28. 1980, Jun 20: Houston, Texas Mary's Lounge
  29. 1981, Feb 05: Toronto, Canada 4 Bathhouses
  30. 1981, May 30: Edmonton, Canada Pisces Spa
  31. 1981, Jun 16: Toronto, Canada Back Door Gym
     International Steam Baths
  32. 1981, Jul 26: Boston, Massachusetts Quagmire Bar
  33. 1981: Wellington, New Zealand Sun Sauna
  34. 1982, Sep 29: New York City, New York Blues Bar
  35. 1982, Oct: New York City, New York Blues Bar
  36. 1983, Jan 29: Sydney, Australia New Club 80
  37. 1983, Feb 25: Sydney, Australia New Club 80
  38. 1983, Apr 20: Toronto, Canada Back Door Gym
  39. 1983, Aug 27: Sydney, Australia Old Club 80
  40. 1984, Apr 10: London, England Gay's The Word Bookshop
  41. 1984, Apr: Edinburgh, Scotland Lavendar Menace Bookshop
  42. 1984, Jun 02: Montreal, Canada Bud's Bar
  43. 1986, Mar 15: Brussels, Belgium Macho Sauna
  44. 1987, Jun: Houston, Texas Michael's Bar
  45. 1987, Jun: Houston, Texas Chutes Bar
  46. 1987, Jun: Houston, Texas JOE Club
  47. 1990, Jul 14: Montreal, Canada Sex Garage Loft Party
  48. 1991, May 03: Pembroke Park, Florida Club 21
  49. 1991, May 03: Fort Lauderdale, Florida Copa nightclub
  50. 1994, Feb 17: Montreal, Canada KOX Bar
  51. 1994, Aug 07: Melbourne, Australia Tasty Night Club
  52. 1996, Feb 19: Toronto, Canada Remington's
  53. 1997: Quezon City, The Philippines Cine Café
  54. 1998, Dec 11: Mexicali, Mexico Tare Bar
  55. 1998, Dec 20: Taipei, Taiwan AG Club
  56. 1999, Jun 13: Toronto, Canada Bijou bar
  57. 1999, Oct 22: Kiev, Ukraine Kletka Bar
  58. 2001, Jan 19: Bucharest, Romania Casablanca Disco
  59. 2001, May 11: Cairo, Egypt Queen Boat
  60. 2001, Jun: Baguio, The Philippines Coco Banana
  61. 2001, Jun: Baguio, The Philippines Coco Banana
  62. 2001, Sep 20: Caloocan, The Philippines Cecille International Cabaret
     Baron KTV Gay Bar
  63. 2002, Dec 12: Calgary, Canada Goliath's Bathhouse
  64. 2003, Feb 19: Quezon City, The Philippines Alta Theater
  65. 2003, Feb 20: Athens, Greece Spices Club
  66. 2003, May 09: Montreal, Canada Taboo Bar
  67. 2004, Aug 13: Hamilton, Canada Warehouse Spa and Bath
  68. 2005, May: Yaoundé, Cameroon Unnamed bistro
  69. 2005, Nov 12: Beirut, Lebanon Acid nightclub
  70. 2005, Nov 19: Beirut, Lebanon Unnamed nightclub
  71. 2005, Nov: United Arab Emirates Unnamed hotel
  72. 2006, Jun 04: Bishkek, Krygyzstan Labrys
  73. 2006, Jul 14: Lima, Peru Laberynto discoteca
  74. 2006, Jul 14: Lima, Peru La Jarrita bar
  75. 2006, Jul 14: Lima, Peru Unnamed bar
  76. 2006, Oct 03: Pretoria, South Africa Camp David
  77. 2006, Oct 13: Lima, Peru Avenida 13 discoteca
  78. 2006, Oct 13: Lima, Peru 69 bar
  79. 2006, Oct: Pretoria, South Africa Camp David
  80. 2006, Nov 17: Pretoria, South Africa Camp David
  81. 2007, Oct 07: Nassau, The Bahamas Hard Rock Café
  82. 2007, Oct 07: Nassau, The Bahamas Casbar club
  83. 2007, Oct 07: Nassau, The Bahamas Genesis club
  84. 2007, Oct 27: Shanghai, China Club Deep
  85. 2008, Mar 17: Beijing, China Dandong Park
  86. 2008, Mar 20: Beijing, China Club Oasis
  87. 2008, Mar 21: Beijing, China Club Oasis
  88. 2008, Apr 08: Bishkek, Krygyzstan Labrys
  89. 2008, Apr 19: Pasay City, The Philippines Queeriosity Palace
  90. 2009, Apr 11: Kiev, Ukraine Andro Club
  91. 2009, Jun 28: Fort Worth, Texas Rainbow Lounge
  92. 2009, Aug 27: Quezon City, The Philippines Alta Theater
  93. 2009, Dec 15: Tbilisi, Georgia Inclusive Foundation
  94. 2010, Jan 22: Manila, The Philippines Men's Court Club
  95. 2010, May 21: Harare, Zimbabwe GALZ Office
  96. 2010, Sep 26: Beijing, China Mudanyuan
  97. 2010, Dec 25: Saharanpur, India Gay party
  98. 2011, Apr 03: Shanghai, China Q Bar
  99. 2011, Sep 15: Kalar, Iraq Gay party
  100. 2012, Jan 27: Pasay City, The Philippines The Mansion
  101. 2012, Apr 15: Pasay City, The Philippines Club Bath
  102. 2012, Jun 23: Quezon City, The Philippines Fahrenheit Cafe
  103. 2012, Jul 28: Beirut, Lebanon Plaza Cinema
  104. 2013, Jan 11: Minsk, Belarus Club 6A
  105. 2013, Jan 12: Vitebsk, Belarus Unnamed nightclub
  106. 2013, Jan: Minsk, Belarus Club 6A
  107. 2013, Feb 10: Malad, India Gay party
  108. 2013, Apr: Dekwaneh, Lebanon Club Ghost
  109. 2013, Jun 29: Barcelona, Spain La Bata De Boatiné bar
     El 23 bar
  110. 2013, Jun 29: Barcelona, Spain El Cangrejo bar
  111. 2013, Sep 01: Hyderabad, India Gay party
  112. 2013, Sep 28: Jogeshwari, India Gay party
  113. 2013, Oct 12: Cairo, Egypt Unnamed medical center
  114. 2014, Feb: Amman, Jordan Gay party
  115. 2014, Mar 12: Harare, Zimbabwe Bronte Hotel
  116. 2014, Jul 06: Nairobi, Kenya Club Envy
  117. 2014, Aug 09: Beirut, Lebanon Hammam al-Agha
  118. 2014, Aug 14: Burj Hammoud, Lebanon Shehrazad Hammam
  119. 2014, Dec 07: Cairo, Egypt Unnamed bathhouse
  120. 2015, Feb 07: Taipei, Taiwan Aniki World of Wonders
  121. 2015, Feb 15: Nakuru, Kenya Unnamed bar
  122. 2016, Oct 09: Yaoundé, Cameroon Le Mistral bar
  123. 2017, Apr: Iran Gay party
  124. 2017, May 21: Jakarta, Indonesia Atlantis Gym
  125. 2018, May 12: Yaoundé, Cameroon Le Mistral bar
  126. 2018, May 12: Yaoundé, Cameroon Unnamed cinema
  127. 2018, Jun 10: Asaba, Nigeria Delta Park Hotel
  128. 2018, Aug 18: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Blue Boy club
  129. 2019, Apr 20: Dnipro, Ukraine Potemkin
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