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Stonewall Riots

Orlando: Straight America's Stonewall

Tony Varona | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Tony Varona

The mass shooting at Orlando's gay nightclub Pulse jolted straight Americans in much the same way that 1969's Stonewall Rebellion accelerated the LGBT rights movement. Like Stonewall, Orlando catalyzed a collective self-reckoning and resolve for progress.

LGBTQ History Is American History

Will Shafroth | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Will Shafroth

Established last Friday as the 412th national park site, the ground on which we stood bore witness to the events of June 28, 1969 that helped shape the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement.

The Power of Place

Theresa Pierno | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Theresa Pierno

There are places in America where events occurred that are so powerful, they helped shape our nation's history and culture--and must never be forgotte...

We Stand With Pulse

Alexander Sanger | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexander Sanger

Nearly a week after the horrific act of violence that claimed 49 lives in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, my heart remains broken. It is h...

Why the Orlando Massacre Hurts so Much: the Gay Club is Our Sanctuary

Geronimo Desumala | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Geronimo Desumala

You see, we LGBT people didn't exactly get to experience our childhoods and teenage years in the way that others did. So we spend our 20s and 30s living that out. To others we are fierce and fearless, young and energetic, strong and courageous.

From NPR's Latino USA: Who Run the World?

Latino USA | Posted 04.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

An hour on Latinas who run things. We hear advice from perhaps the most powerful Latina in the United States -- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Author Esmeralda Santiago recounts experiencing a stroke and fearing she will never be able to read or write again.

In Praise of Visiting the Gay Bar, at Any Age

William Dameron | Posted 03.18.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

The modern day fight for LGBT rights began in a bar and there was a generation who fought for those rights but did not live long enough to see them come to fruition. The least I can do is raise a glass to them every now and then and perhaps under the disco lights, steal a kiss from my husband.

Why I'm Stonewalling 'Stonewall'

Daniel Penchina | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Penchina

Stonewall, a film about a young gay man from Kansas set amid the Stonewall riots has been bombing at the box office. I didn't go see it. I also wouldn't watch a movie about the Montgomery bus boycotts that centered on a fictionalized white woman.

Myth Thing: What Stonewall Wasn't About

Fandor | Posted 09.29.2015 | Entertainment
Fandor

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

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Since its trailer was released in August, the gay rights drama "Stonewall" has drawn controversy from critics who say the film "whitewashes" the diver...

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 07.29.2016 | Queer 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 07.14.2016 | Queer 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 07.02.2016 | Queer 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 06.30.2016 | Queer 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 07.01.2016 | Queer 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 06.30.2016 | Queer 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...