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Stonewall Riots

Inauguration 2013: A Transgender Call To Action

Gwendolyn Ann Smith | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay 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.

From Stonewall to Homeless: The Plight of Our Elder LGBT Members

Mark Segal | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Segal

Both women have worked their whole lives but never made enough to save for retirement. Both volunteered their time caring for those in shelters and hospices but, now that they are in need of the very care they provided, where do they turn?

8 Reasons Why Nov. 6, 2012, Was The Most Significant Day In LGBT History Since Stonewall

Rob Watson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

This was more than just a "great election for LGBT people." This was a game changer. The game changer. We will never return to the level of indignity that we suffered before, even as we roll with the momentum to resolve the still-existent inequities that plague our lives.

We Believed We Could Touch the Sky

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.28.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Armstrong's death last week has evoked numerous gauzy tributes to his amazing courage. But romantic memories of that historic moment belie the real triumph for Armstrong, NASA, and our deeply conflicted nation of the late 1960's.

How the Right, Not Social 'Elites,' Made Marriage Equality a National Issue

James Peron | Posted 09.01.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Writer Brendan O'Neill wrote an odd attack on marriage equality. What is revealing, he says, is that gay marriage is "a tool of the elite" which indicates "one's superiority over the hordes, particularly those of a religious or redneck persuasion."

Thoughts On The Anniversary Of Stonewall, Government Bullying And Pride

David Groshoff | Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices
David Groshoff

As we talk about bullying during Pride season and the anniversary of Stonewall, please understand that the only bullies who can legally initiate, legitimize, and employ force against us when we are otherwise peaceful are the government and its agents.

Stonewall, 43 Years Later: Reflections Of One Of The Oldest Surviving Veterans Of The Seminal 1969 Riots

Scott G. Brown | Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Scott G. Brown

The riots were a reflection of the innermost feelings and sentiments of the crowd, who were fed up with the harassment and assaults at the hands of the police. They fought back that night, probably because the police targeted the drag queens and transvestites when making the arrests.

Stonewall: The Raid Heard Around The World?

Avery Stone | Posted 08.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Avery Stone

I realize that my youth does not allow me to know firsthand how far the LGBT community has come, but my discovery of Stonewall has made me hyperaware of two things: first, of making sure I never take change for granted, and second, of the resilience of the LGBT community.

Dis-membering Stonewall

Irene Monroe | Posted 08.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Those brown and black LGBTQ people have been bleached from the written history of that night. Many LGBTQ blacks and Latinos argue that one of the reasons for the gulf between whites and themselves is the fact that the dominant queer community rewrote the narrative of Stonewall.

Could The Stonewall Riots Be Staged As A Battle Reenactment In NYC?

Mark Allen | Posted 08.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark Allen

It wouldn't be hard to inspire younger gay generations by allowing them to participate in a dramatic public staging of a turning point in our past when we decided to fight back.

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LOOK: What The Smithsonian Wants From South Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Christiana Lilly | Posted 06.04.2012 | Miami

A museum in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has something the Smithsonian in Washington wants: a gavel. Sitting in a glass case at the Stonewall National M...

18 Surprising Facts About Pride

Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 06.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Did you know that the Mafia owned the Stonewall Inn when the famous riots took place in 1969? Or that there were originally eight stripes on the Rainb...

Gay Rights Pioneers See History In Obama's Marriage Equality Support

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — At a birthplace of the gay rights movement, patrons of New York City's Stonewall Inn said they felt like they were living history. In...

PHOTOS: A Look Back At The Gay Heyday Of New York's Waterfront

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.05.2012 | Gay Voices

They might not date back as far as Athens' Acropolis or Egypt's pyramids, but according to Jonathan D. Katz, the piers which line New York's riverfron...

PRIDE 2011 Celebrates Marriage Equality

Jill Lynne | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Jill Lynne

It always seems, whether focusing on women's rights, civil rights or gay rights that the true cause, is equality, social justice and human rights for every living being.

Celebrating The Gains Of Underdog LGBT Groups

Matt Foreman | Posted 08.30.2011 | Impact
Matt Foreman

As we celebrate the New York marriage vote and the 42nd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, it's time to take real pride in the LGBT organizations that do us proud every day of the year.

5 Incredible LGBTQ Poets

Patrick Pressl | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Patrick Pressl

On June 24th, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a marriage equality bill into law after it passed a senate vote 33 to 29. The law will become effe...

WATCH: Reactions At The Stonewall Inn The Moment It Passed

Posted 08.25.2011 | New York

It was good to be a New Yorker Friday. As the Senate debated the same sex marriage bill in Albany, those who support gay rights and same sex marri...

Gay Icons and American Dreams in New Documentary: Making the Boys

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Crayton Robey's ambitious new documentary Making the Boys, about The Boys in the Band, chronicles the life, times and resonance of a cultural phenomenon.

HuffPost Review: Making 'The Boys'

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Crayton Robey's documentary Making 'The Boys' chronicles changes in both gay culture and its acceptance by mainstream America, reminding us that 40 years ago, gays and lesbians had fewer civil rights than black people or women.

Film Review: Stonewall Uprising

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heibroner have filled a cinematic void ignored too long. It took 41 years for the first non-fiction film to examine this innocuous raid that ignited a revolution.

Record Shopping During a Riot

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Yes, forty one years ago last month, for about three minutes, I was in the middle of The Stonewall Riots, the night that Gay Pride was actually born.

HuffPost Review: Stonewall Uprising

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

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Liberation's Forge: Kate Davis & David Heilbroner on Stonewall Uprising

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Davis and Heilbroner rally some great eyewitness interviews and manage to put the story in context with considerable footage from news shows and "educational" films.

The End of Political Correctness

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

Over the last few decades, we have become curiously, annoyingly and extremely politically correct and certain words have become absolutely taboo. That...