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Stonewall: A Journey to the Past to Create a Future

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

The depiction of events at Stonewall in Emmerich's portrayal serves to add to the myriad of other productions and narratives which have sought to incorrectly portray Stonewall as a white gay male party -- and furthers the harmful view that transgender is a new phenomena.

Silencing the Screaming Queens: Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall' and the Erasure of Queer Rage

Colin Walmsley | Posted 08.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Colin Walmsley

While middle-class white gays and lesbians picketed the White House wearing suits and skirts, trans women of color threw their heels at police officers and taunted the cops by forming kick-lines and singing raunchy songs. While assimilation-oriented gays pleaded with the queer community for peace in Greenwich Village, enraged queers used parking meters as battering rams to break down the door of the Stonewall Inn and reclaim their safe space from the mob and the police.

Remembering Vito, 25 Years Later: Vito Russo, the Visual Arts and AIDS

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Vito Russo, the legendary gay and AIDS activist whose achievements have already earned him a biography and several film documentaries, is best known as the author of The Celluloid Closet and as a co-founder of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

Hilarious Stonewall Trailer Parody Takes Film To Task Over 'Whitewashing' Controversy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices

One of our favorite forms of critique is through comedy -- and this parody video does a perfect job of it. Recently the lesbian, gay, bisexu...

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."

Why Protest Someone Who Agrees With You? Here's Why.

Matt Baume | Posted 08.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

If you're a member of any group that's been shut out, pushed aside, forgotten or made fun of, you'll never change anything by following the rules. The rules are what marginalized you in the first place. You've got to break a few of them if you want to make history.

Hook Up Apps Are the Wrong Arena to Demand Equality

Jessica Joseph | Posted 08.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

It's up to you, especially if you are not in the mainstream to re-define for a new LGBT generation what is considered a heroic, erotic, queer ideal.

This Film Leaves Out Trans Activists, Highlighting an Epidemic in Communal Activism and American Culture

Erin Logan | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Erin Logan

Instead of writing a semi-historically accurate portrayal of a crucial event, they intentionally skirted over an exceptionally marginalized community to make a guaranteed box office hit about a "pretty" cisgender white gay male.

#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.

Stonewall Riot Veterans Address New Film's Controversial Trailer

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices

When blockbuster director Roland Emmerich decided to make a movie about the Stonewall riots -- the series of 1969 protests widely credi...

It's Okay to Be Gay, So Long As You're White

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Are we as a country advancing rights for all minorities equally, or are we just reshaping whiteness?

Larry Kramer On ‘Stonewall’ Boycott: ‘Don’t Listen To The Crazies’

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.12.2015 | Gay Voices

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Stonewall - the Film: LGBT Revisionism and LGBT Careerism

Adrian Brooks | Posted 08.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Adrian Brooks

In short: Truth is sanitized -- revised to comport with a preset idea of how it was Way Back When.

Stonewall: Roland Emmerich and Jon Baitz's Failure of Imagination

Martin Luz | Posted 08.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Martin Luz

n his post, Emmerich fails to answer the most salient question of the film's critics: Why on Earth did you need to insert this "midwestern [white] man" into the Stonewall story as the tortured hero?

'Stonewall' Director Addresses Controversy Surrounding Movie's Trailer

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.07.2015 | Gay Voices

The director of an upcoming film that depicts the 1969 Stonewall Riots addressed the controversy surrounding the film's trailer -- released ...

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.

'Stonewall' Trailer Brings The 1969 Gay Rights Riots To Life

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.04.2015 | Entertainment

The Stonewall riots occurred in 1969, but the first trailer for Roland Emmerich's new film begins with the words of President Obama: "Our nation...

"I Was Very, Very Happy That Stonewall Had Happened."

Nathan Manske | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Perry couldn't seem to escape the abuse from being gay, whether it was from bullies or the cops. But one night in June, Perry was at the bar, Julius', when he heard that there was a raid down the street at Stonewall and "the girls" were fighting back.

Attorney Says Mississippi Cop Strangled Unarmed Black Man To Death

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.14.2015 | Black Voices

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case of an unarmed black man allegedly strangled to death by a white cop this week. Jon...

Pornosophy: Tweededum and Tweedledee

Francis Levy | Posted 07.02.2015 | Media
Francis Levy

Once the freedom has been achieved, then the real struggle begins, that of living with the petty annoyances, anal struggles and irritations that characterize most relationships after the flame of initial passion is spent.

Community Gathers At Iconic Stonewall Inn To Celebrate Iconic LGBTQ Victory

Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices

What better way to spend the last weekend of pride month than celebrate a hard-won marriage equality victory in one of the LGBTQ rights movement's mos...

Stonewall Still Rages

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Stonewall must still rage, until all Americans are protected against discrimination. Until our nation lives the truth that Black lives matter, Brown lives matter and Trans lives matter. We are all connected in the struggle and we did not get to this place of victory alone.

Matt Ramos

Last Weekend Of June Holds Special History For LGBT Community | Matt Ramos | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

In deciding Friday that marriage equality is the law of the land, the Supreme Court justices not only made history, they also showed their respect for...

An Open Letter Those Who Dismissed Jennicet Gutierrez As A 'Heckler'

Pat Cordova-Goff | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Pat Cordova-Goff

While President Obama claimed, "You're in my house," he seemed to be more comfortable with reading a speech about trans issues than listening to a trans women speak of her own issues.