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Stonewall Riots

Myth Thing: What Stonewall Wasn't About

Fandor | Posted 09.29.2015 | Entertainment

It does us all well to remember that the past is indeed "a foreign country" whose ways cannot be rewritten to line up with today's ever-changing political fashion. And in the country in which we now live, we "do things differently" with a freedom of which the past could never dream.

Stonewall Is for Idiots. Try Stonewall for Dummies, Instead

Raina Bowe | Posted 09.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Raina Bowe

A pivotal moment in the history of the LGBTQ movement in America, it's gone from being a historical footnote for most, to being featured in an address by the President of the United States, to now being a critically reviled film by just about everyone.

ReThink Review: Stonewall - Don't Boycott It. Just Skip It

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Kim

While I sympathize with those calling for a boycott of Stonewall, I personally don't support a boycott. However, I don't think ANYONE should see Stonewall. Not because of its politics or revisionism, but because Stonewall is a terrible movie. Like really, really terrible.

Documenting Black Queer History of the 20th Century

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 09.24.2015 | Black Voices
Sheena C. Howard

Outside of the life and writings of mainstream names such as Bayard Rustin, Audre Lorde and James Baldwin, there are very little primary sources and first person accounts of what life was like for Black LGBTQ people during the time period of the 1950s and 1960s.

'Stonewall' Director Addresses Accusations Of Whitewashing History

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.24.2015 | Gay Voices

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Faderman's the Gay Revolution a Must Read

Lew Whittington | Posted 09.18.2015 | Books
Lew Whittington

Her cogent investigative style encompasses the breadth of a hidden, disparate and despised community that transformed itself into a powerful civil-rights movement.

Rentboy Raid: the Stonewall for Sex Workers?

Katherine Koster | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Katherine Koster

If this is the "Stonewall" of sex work, let it not be the aftermath of Stonewall where a privileged minority colonizes and benefits off the work of society's "others."

Stonewall Whitewashes Trans History. Why I'm Seeing It Anyway.

Michael Lambert | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Lambert

Is it really for those of us with queer identities or, like any other Hollywood project, is it targeting the mainstream? I am inclined to believe the latter, and I believe that we should support the movie despite its glaring historical inaccuracies for, once again, the sake of courting the "average American."

#NotMyStonewall: Why I'm Not Giving The Movie "Stonewall" A Chance

Jules Horowitz | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Jules Horowitz

The filmmakers may be scrambling in post-production to try to fix all of the issues people see with the film, but it's unlikely they will manage to fix the most egregious errors.

Hollywood, Don't You Dare Whitewash Stonewall

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

As intersectionality becomes a more discussed realm within our current LGBT movement, we have no time to fantasize a reality in which white cis-dominance erases queer representation of color.

What To Do About That New Stonewall Movie

Sarah Prager | Posted 08.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Prager

Queer people rarely learn our histories at school or from our families of origin, but we can't rely on the media to teach us. We need to teach it to each other so our youth know they're not the first to feel this way. So we know we belong in every field, because we have always been trailblazers.

Pity the Privileged

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
DaShanne Stokes

The idea that the majority is under attack is reinforcing to anyone who stands on the brink of losing unearned privileges they have long taken for granted. It hurts to be taken down a peg, to discover you're no better, no more deserving, than anyone else. Better to lash out, mobilize the masses. Misdirect them at an imagined enemy. Anything to maintain that privilege.

Capturing the Untold Personal Stories from Four Decades of Fighting for Marriage

Matt Baume | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

It's almost too incredible to believe: it took under 50 years for us to go from the Stonewall Riots, the foundation of the modern LGBT equality movement, to national marriage equality. How did that happen -- and who's responsible?

The Hypocrisy of 'Religious Freedom'

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

It's not freedom when you are advocating taking away the liberty and rights of other human beings. It is not religious, especially not "Christian," to be intolerant and bigoted against your fellow citizens.

The Edges of Us, Part 3

Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman

But it is not the call of our heritage in Stonewall alone that compels us to be mindful of our edges, because it is also the call of our biblical ance...

The Edges of Us, Part 2

Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman

Critically, though, also, to elaborate, in addition, in this year and at this time our Pride calls for a new sermon for a new time for a return to com...

The Edges of Us, Part 1

Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman

Typically at this time of year I and my fellow pro-homo colleagues try in twenty minutes or less to undo the misrepresentation and decontextualizing o...

Stonewalls, an LGBTQI Civil Rights Anthem, Comes Out of the Closet

Nicholas Snow | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Sometimes things just come together in a rather uncanny way. In 1998 I performed Stonewalls, my original LGBTQI Civil Rights Anthem, for the first time as part of a concert I gave in Hollywood.

Henry Arango: At 87, A Witness To Stonewall Riots and Six Decades of Gay History

Chuck Gomez | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Chuck Gomez

"I'm glad to have lived long enough to see all the changes," he says gesturing with his hands. "Sometimes I've been angry because we (gays, lesbians, transgenders) are human beings. We're entitled to the same rights as everyone."

An (Overdue) Honor For New York's Stonewall Inn

AP | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's landmarks commission has voted to grant official status to the Stonewall Inn, the Greenwich (GREN'-ich) Village bar ...

An Overdue Honor For NYC's Stonewall Inn?

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK, June 1 (Reuters) - The Stonewall Inn, the bar considered the birthplace of the U.S. gay rights movement, c...

Stephen Petronio Returns to the Joyce with 'Bloodlines'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Given Petronio's NYC connection, it's no surprise that his company will perform at the Joyce Theater this week. There's no other venue that so aptly captures the haunting enthusiasm and open intimacy that the city harbors, all of which is reflected in Petronio's repertoire.

Dear Mary Cheney: Here Are Reasons Why Drag Is Socially Acceptable and Blackface Is Not

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Drag is a celebration. Drag is an attitude. Characterizing drag queens as "bitchy, catty, dumb, slutty" is reductive and insulting. The female persona created by a drag queen is robust, powerful, enduring. She has moxie, smarts, humor and beauty.

Athletes and Ambassadors in 2014

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

2014 saw a mixture of advances and stark reminders of continued injustice. The gay journey in America proceeded on many paths in 2014. Here are highlights.

In Memory of Danny Garvin, One of the Heroic Homeless LGBT Youths Who Fought in the Stonewall Uprising (PHOTOS)

Carl Siciliano | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Carl Siciliano

Danny was never able to forget what it meant to be a homeless teen. He overcame homelessness and built a good life for himself, but he bore the scars in his psyche, and in his body. He contracted hepatitis while he was homeless; it shortened his life.