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Stonewall National Monument - Celebrating Love Over Hate

Dan Chu | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Dan Chu

On Monday, my teenage daughter and I attended a powerful dedication of our nation's newest addition to the National Park System, the Stonewall Nationa...

Friday Talking Points -- Ships Leaving A Sinking Rat

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the stream of Republicans fleeing the Donald Trump candidacy becomes a flood, it does seem the appropriate metaphor to use -- the ships are leaving the sinking rat this time, not the other way 'round.

Living Boldly After 40 Years In The Closet

David Rothenberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rothenberg

With the intention of resigning, I gathered our staff - men and women who had all served time - and told them that I was gay, that I was going to open up about my sexuality on Susskind and that I would be resigning from Fortune. Their responses stopped me in my tracks. Jackson asked, "Well, what are you gonna wear on TV?"

In Support Of National Equality Day

Steven Wozencraft | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Wozencraft

Three times on this day, the Supreme Court bent the arc of history towards progress and equality. Three times, the highest court in the land validated the love of an entire community, with untold consequences.

Amid Chaos, Don't Count Trump Out

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We cannot change other people's minds. But we must try to help people see the implications of their decision. One candidate is sane and experienced, has a detailed grasp of policy, and knows world leaders. The other is gaspingly ignorant, shoots from the hip, and is openly contemptuous toward women and minorities.

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.

Waiting for My José Julio and Sylvia Stamps

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 07.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

The mestizo and the queer exist at this time and point on the evolutionary continuum for a purpose. We are a blending that proves that all blood is in...

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.

New York's Stonewall Inn Becomes National Monument To LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.28.2016 | Queer Voices

History was made once again at New York’s Stonewall Inn on Monday, when the popular gay bar was officially designated as a national monument to LGBT...

Judy Garland's Daughter Honors Orlando With 'Over The Rainbow'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.25.2016 | Queer Voices

Lorna Luft surprised fans at a Wednesday concert in New York with her first-ever live performance of "Over the Rainbow," a song made famous by her mot...

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...

Roland Emmerich: 'Stonewall Was A White Event, Let’s Be Honest'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices

Wow. What a time to dredge this up again, Roland. Roland Emmerich, the director of the 2015 box office epic failure "Stonewall," which attempted to br...

In Hope And Defiance, We Dance

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

LGBT folk have been on the receiving end of group blame ourselves. As a community we cross all demographic lines. We must tell the scapegoaters: you will not do this in our name.

New Yorkers Honored The Orlando Victims At Stonewall Inn Vigil

The Huffington Post | Savannah OLeary | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices

Thousands of New Yorkers gathered for a Monday evening vigil to honor the victims of the June 12 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida....

What Stonewall and the First Prides Teach us About Anti-LGBT Attacks Today

Matt Baume | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Forty years ago, queer people needed bars and marches to find each other and be open about who they were. It's because of their courage, and their defiance, that now we can connect openly. To this day, bars remain a special place, a refuge where people are free to be themselves.

Revolution Is A Verb: Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough

Pam Rocker | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Pam Rocker

We pray for change. But this is not a day for thoughts and prayers alone. It is a day of deep mourning, a time for tangible action, for honest self-reflection on what every single one of us are doing to be part of a solution.

We Have A Love Crisis In Our Country

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Latinos/Immigrants/Queers proclaiming pride in who they are, in who God made them to be -- dancing with their hands raised as bullets sprayed, and the pulse faded and was gone. Devastation. Desolation. Grief. At least 50 heartbeats that will never revive. Their beautiful lives now merely ammunition, wood to fuel a destructive fire of recriminations, division and hatred that will consume our nation. We have a love crisis in our country. Our heart isn't beating right. Our arteries are clogged with clots of distrust and hate. The devil smiles as tears scald, burn, and slice. Queer lives are vanquished and points are scored. We have a love crisis in this country. Love is a scarce commodity.

Ronan Farrow, OITNB Star Receive LGBT Advocacy Honor In New York

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.10.2016 | Queer Voices

NBC's Ronan Farrow was honored for his wide-ranging coverage of the transgender community at the Stonewall Community Foundation's 2016 Vision Awards o...

Lady Bunny Lays It All Out For You

Tim Ranney | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tim Ranney

Photo: Jeff Eason The only thing more fun than watching Lady Bunny onstage in her newest hit show, Trans-Jester, is having a long, laugh-filled lunch...

New York's Stonewall Inn Continues To Vie For National Honor

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York bar known as the birthplace of the gay pride movement could become the country's first national monument honoring LG...

Friday Talking Points -- It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a pretty momentous week in the history of American politics, folks. The Republican Party is going to nominate Donald Trump to run for the highest office in the land. Politics and entertainment are now one.

March To Equality And How It Became One Of The Most Inventive Civil Rights Initiatives Of The Year

Greg Archer | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Greg Archer

John-Paul Valdez (left) and Stephan Anspichler of March To Equality How did a campaign to create the largest march for equality in history gain so m...

Police Search For Suspect In Rape Of Trans Woman At Stonewall

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.29.2016 | Queer Voices

Police have identified a suspect in the alleged sexual assault of a transgender woman at New York City's Stonewall Inn. The alleged attack took place...

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.

Novelist Carolina De Robertis wins a Stonewall Award for her historical treatment of queer and transgender identity in THE GODS OF TANGO

Aya de Leon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aya de Leon

Internationally bestselling novelist Carolina De Robertis is one of the winners of the 2016 Stonewall Book Awards, which were announced earlier this m...