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Gay Men and Marriage? Whose Idea Was That?

Robert Weiss | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Weiss

Gay men as whole have not always been the eager pro-marriage activists that we see marching and signing petitions today. But now the gay marriage door is ajar. We can see it, smell it, taste it, and almost touch it. And we want it. We really want it.

Pass The Torch... And The Ritalin: Keeping Focused On LGBT Equality

John Carroll | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Carroll

Why, not even 24 hours after the most powerful man in the free world mentioned the Stonewall riots and gay rights in his inaugural speech, did some people come down with a crippling case of selective amnesia and focus on the alleged lip-syncing of a disco diva?

'The Revolution WILL Be Televised... On Bravo'

Posted 01.25.2013 | Comedy

Beloved drag performer Sherry Vine dropped in on "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell" on Thursday, appearing as "The Spirit Of Stonewall". Addressing t...

No Apology

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

Several have noted the president's unapologetic tone in his second inaugural address. With the whole world watching, it was a call to action to end discrimination against gay and lesbian Americans. For that we can be proud. I know I am.

Obama's Second Inaugural Address And My Personal Journey From The Stonewall To The National Mall

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

The president's words struck me to the core. Just as I became an accidental activist when I transitioned, I was an accidental participant in the Stonewall uprising when I stumbled upon the chaos when I was trying to attend a concert at the Village Vanguard on the night of June 28, 1969.

By Linking Stonewall With Seneca Falls And Selma, Obama Reminds Us That LGBT Rights Are Civil Rights

Waymon Hudson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Waymon Hudson

With one thundering line President Obama gave recognition to the commonality of our civil rights struggles, from women's suffrage to African-American civil rights to LGBT equality. He took the LGBT community's fight for equality and folded it completely into the fabric of what America means.

Inauguration 2013: A Transgender Call To Action

Gwendolyn Ann Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gwendolyn Ann Smith

It is vital to view the history of the Stonewall rebellion much more closely and not let that fight be reduced to simply the right of gay and lesbian Americans to get married. It is important to note that at the forefront of the fight were two transgender women, Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson.

Obama Addresses Detroit Problem In Inaugural Speech

Posted 01.22.2013 | Detroit

Detroit was definitely on President Obama's mind during his second inauguration ceremony held on Monday. The city made a prominent appearance durin...