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October Is LGBT History Month: We've Come a Long Way, But There Is Still a Lot to Do

Karen Fragala Smith | Posted 10.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Karen Fragala Smith

Spandex grannies with perfect manicures, jeans-wearing gents in blazers and hot Jersey girls in tight dresses had some interesting company at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City the last weekend of September.

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.

10 Queer Films That Will Teach You More LGBT History Than 'Stonewall'

Mic | James Nichols | Posted 09.28.2015 | Gay Voices

Though the first big-budget film about the 1969 Stonewall riots has finally reached theaters, it's becoming increasingly clear that Stonewall does no ...

Roland Emmerich Says He 'Understands' Your 'Stonewall' Complaints

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.26.2015 | Entertainment

The quality of Roland Emmerich's week is inversely proportional to the amount of time he's spent Googling his new movie, "Stonewall," which has not s...

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 Says He Chose A 'Straight-Acting' Character To Appeal To Straight Audiences

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Ever since the release of the theatrical trailer for "Stonewall" earlier this year, director Roland Emmerich has faced outrage from the...

'Stonewall' Director Addresses Accusations Of Whitewashing History

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

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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: 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.