Noble of you to admit your spelling error. That’s the risk when you try to drag a discussion “into the weeds” by trying to discredit another’s points with irrelevancies. So I don’t need to mention that you “mis-spelled” “misspelled,” left the possessive apostrophe out of “Duberman’s,” and inserted without justification a “sic.”
Still, one is surprised that you are even aware of Dr. Duberman’s book. But we’re all guilty of being aware of the existence of many books we haven’t actually read, or comprehended if we did. For if you had, you could not honestly write without qualification that “Ts were intended victims of the raid” because you would know that the actual intention of the raid on the illegal, Mafia-owned dive also remains “unresolved.”
Was it only another routine “keep the ‘freaks [of all kinds]‘ in check” raid? If that was the reason, then why was it conceived and carried out by different players, i.e., different police than routinely raided the Stonewall and other gay bars and were not even informed that the raid was coming? Why was this one different from those before when, “There was such cooperation between the police and the gay bars that the police would time raids to minimize the disruption to the bars’ business.” – “Stonewall,” Carter, page 83? Was it simply driven by rivalry and jealousy over not being included in the bar’s payoffs which made the typical raids [which bar management was typically notified about in advance] a profitable charade? Or was this particular raid really not about homo/transphobia at all but specifically to close one of the sources of information being used to blackmail some influential closeted gays on Wall Street, regardless of who frequented it? The variables are all there in the books for anyone to read.
But this debate about ENDA has been damaged by ignorance, dishonesty, disingenuousness, hyperbole and reckless writing and speaking from the start. Let Aravois atone for his own sins and errors. You claimed, without qualification until you were challenged, “The movement was kicked off by Ts at Stonewall.” Thank you for acknowledging your original failure to present a “clean line of thought.”