Happy Pride Month, loves. There is no better time than now to care for and about each other, and there is also no better time than now to organize.
Regardless of whether you ultimately see the use of militant force as an admirable tactic, the truth is that any progress the queer community has made is at least in part to all those queers who refused to play by the rules, the queers who behaved badly, the queers who believed that unjust laws must be broken as a method of survival.
The rally was centered around the victims and their stories, including deeply moving words from survivor Keinon Carter.
Not only did they actually center the story on the iconic Marsha P. Johnson, but they cast Alexandra Grey, a trans actress, in the role. And she NAILS IT y’all.
“Stonewall couldn’t be more whitewashed than if it was doused in Clorox Bleach and thrown into the laundry three times over.”
Early scathing reviews of “Stonewall,” the 10 characters you see in every Ryan Murphy show, talking to MC Bre-Z about her lesbian character on “Empire,” Julia Nunes’ debuts a new music video and other very important pop culture stories!
“What we did was rectification, not vandalism. Those statues are bronze (brown) underneath the layer of white paint -— the symbolism behind that is infuriating.”
“These people need to be acknowledged for the role they played. And that they existed! It’s so important that they at least realized that Marsha and Sylvia existed and that they did so much to help the community.”
Kate McKinnon and the other new Ghostbusters are real-life heroes, Tariji P. Henson and Viola Davis talk racism and sexism in Hollywood, Lea DeLaria says butch lesbians are the pariahs of the LGBT community, Ruby Rose does not apologize, and more!
Jennicet Gutiérrez of FAMILIA TQLM ejected from a White House reception for speaking out about LGBT detainees, Mo’ne Davis is drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters, a new report from the ACLU about the wealth gap between black and white Americans, court cases regarding witches, and more!
“To be clear, we are not here to change the system. We are here to SHUT IT DOWN.”
“When the media fails to recognize the role trans* people have played in LGBT history, it fails to recognize and advance that equality.”
It’s telling and moving that Obama chose to dedicate a fairly significant chunk of his speech to the LGBT community; it sends the message that we are who he thinks of when remembering how equal we are or are not.
The Stonewall Awards recognizes individuals for outstanding acts of bigotry but banks, backers and bigots are less than thrilled.
Twenty years ago today, the queers of San Francisco set fires, broke windows and got arrested, and they did it for you.
Cubbyhole, where everyone knows your name. (Featuring our “first gay bar ever” stories)
Feelings from New Yorkers, photos, tweets from famous people and not-so-famous people. An epic post of epic New York same-sex marriage emotions!
This is what you’re going to be doing tonight.
Introducing Read a F*cking Book Wednesday, with other stuff about when to act on prop 8, starving interns, and a (fake trailer for a fake) new movie with an incredible new soundtrack starring the girl from clueless and the ironic girl!
We are all intersex, we’re not here to make friends, Michael Jackson and his kids, people don’t know who the celeb-gays are, bisexuals kill people, gays come home, NARTH publishes fake study in fake journal, teachers say yes to marriage equality.