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Stonewall Riots

Vintage Black-And-White Photos Chronicle The Stonewall Era Gay Scene

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts

At only eight years old, Anthony Friedkin began taking photographs in his native Los Angeles. By 11 he could develop them in a dark room. At 19 years ...

What the Straight World Learned From the Stonewall Riots (It Was Indeed "a Flash at Midnight")

Sherman Yellen | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Ultimately the Stonewall Riots help free the gay community from the stigma of being born gay and remaining alive to their true nature, but it helped to free the straight world from the bondage of fear and bigotry regarding the variegated sexuality of humanity; a fear that held it in its grip.

Remembering the 1969 Stonewall Raid

Scott G. Brown | Posted 08.23.2014 | Black Voices
Scott G. Brown

The dancing and partying was on at the Stonewall Inn when the raid and ensuing riots occurred the early morning of June 28, 1969, yet it was 38 years later in 2007 when I realized the historic significance of the uprising.

James Thilman

Groundbreaking Project To Shed New (And Long Overdue) Light On LGBT History

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Dave Isay, founder and president of the non-profit oral history project StoryCorps, long envisioned an initiative focused on the lesbian, gay, bisexua...

Gays of Future Past

Frank Bua | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Frank Bua

For anyone under 30, it may be difficult to imagine a time when the gay-rights movement wasn't operating at a milestone-a-minute pace. Fortunately a wave of artistic and media projects has emerged to remind us of heroes past, to refocus us on the type of activism that helped elevate the LGBT movement and to inspire us to make that final push.

Stonewall Activist And LGBT Rights Pioneer Dies At 93

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Storme DeLarverie, a lesbian activist who took part in the New York Stonewall riots in 1969 that started the gay rights movement in ...

Want To Nominate A Local Hero To Honor Alongside Edie Windsor? Here's How!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Pride is just around the corner and Logo TV is launching an incredible new initiative to honor some of biggest individuals who have broken new ground ...

The First Draft

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Blake Skjellerup

When a young person can go to school confident and proud of who they are, without the stigma they may face from their peers or from within their own ideals of who they should be, then we can say, 'this is the year it all ends.'

An Unexpected Meeting on the Campaign Trail

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Sometimes the engagement achieved while knocking on doors as a candidate for office turns out to be of great personal significance, one that ties together loose ends from one's life, and the life discovered overlaps so much with one's own that it is uncanny. This is one such story.

Revolution v. Reform: Marriage, Floats, and Rose Parades

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

My discomfort and concern when watching the Rose Parade marriage ceremony stems from my understanding of the Stonewall rebellion as an impetus for revolutionary change within an overridingly oppressive social structure, as opposed to mere reform, accommodation, or assimilation.

A Look At LGBT Landmarks, Then And Now

Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices

By Kristen Droesch for YourTango.com Every political and social movement has its landmarks. The Civil Rights movement had the Lincoln Memorial, an...

Look Who Is Hanging Out At Stonewall...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Really, are there closer friends in the world than Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan? The duo took a break from rehearsals for Broadway classics "No...

The Stonewall Riots: The 16-Year-Old Me Accidentally Wanders Into History, June 28th, 1969

Binky Philips | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

As we approached that intersection, we could hear shouting, multiple sirens, the distant but distinct sound of violently breaking glass. We were greeted by the thrilling but unnerving sight of a Volkswagen Beetle upside down -- yes, on its roof! -- in the middle of Christopher St.

10 Signs Displayed in the 2013 NYC Pride March That You Should Read and Remember

Murray Lipp | Posted 09.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

Despite the fact that full LGBT equality has not yet been achieved, the trend towards achievement of that goal is definitely clear.

Stonewall x 2

Alice Carey | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Alice Carey

They say if you stay in the same place long enough, you get to see everything. So by staying on the same block in Greenwich Village longer than I ever expected, I've seen history being made in front of the Stonewall Inn, not once but twice.

The Stonewall Riots Happened 44 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Today marks the 44th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Inn Riots in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City. The birthplace of the gay...

Waving the Rainbow Flag, With Guarded Optimism

Robert Weiss | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Weiss

As a gay man and tax-paying American citizen whose right to equal protection under the law has been denied me my entire life, today I feel guardedly hopeful. Guardedly, as I am fully aware of how many people share equally strong negative feelings about the court's recent rulings.

What's the Point of Pride Marches?

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlene Obernauer

Pride parades, or "gay liberation protests," as they were first called, have been critical to bringing about LGBT rights all over the world. But we've abandoned their initial purpose as a call for equality. We owe it to ourselves, and to our history, to call upon our rich activist traditions.

With a Little Help From Strangers: Stonewall at 44

Elan Barnehama | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Elan Barnehama

We may mark time as before and after the Stonewall riots, before and after Rosa Parks sat where she pleased, before and after Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field, but those moments were made possible by many, many, many named and unnamed people who came before.

Stonewall and Gay Pride: Echoes From 1969

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Gregory G. Allen

As a 44-year-old man born in 1969, I can only imagine what it was like for those who were in New York City during the Stonewall riots that year. This is why it is wonderful to be able to talk to someone who witnessed it firsthand: Donald Reidlinger, who was a teen during the summer of '69.

LGBT Pride Month and James Baldwin: When Identity Matters

Janet Mason | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Janet Mason

I feel compelled to come out to people that I have just met. And I have noticed that most people -- especially young people -- of all races don't seem to have the same knee-jerk homophobic reaction that they used to have. And this is progress. I think James Baldwin would agree.

Pride Parades: More Than Just a Party

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

Admittedly, I used to be uncomfortable with Pride parades, and even just Pride in general. My own impressions of these events came from stereotypical images shown throughout mainstream media: pictures of half-naked individuals and extravagant drag queens.

Coming Full Circle: Stonewall, My Mother, and Me

Lesléa Newman | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Lesléa Newman

My mother had no idea she had a living, breathing gay person under her very own roof; said gay person -- me -- didn't know either.

Is Bob Benson Mad Men's Stonewall Connection?

Jaime Woo | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Jaime Woo

Mad Men has a habit of bringing in minor characters who signal the broader theme for the following season. With bloggers Tom and Lorenzo suggesting that Bob Benson might be gay, his sudden appearance in Season 6 could allude to next season's big theme.

Lila Shapiro

'I'm Not F***ing Having It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay Voices

On Monday night, two men in their 40s marched with thousands of New Yorkers just a few blocks from the historic inn where the modern gay-rights moveme...