Right tries to historically revise Stonewall Riot

By: Thursday January 24, 2013 6:47 am

Because of President Obama’s inaugural speech, the famous Stonewall Riot of 1969 has officially taken its place as one of the great moments in American history.

However, some people have taken it upon themselves to demonize what exactly happened at that bar in 1969 which helped spark the modern day gay rights movement even to the point of rewriting history.


Liberation Alliteration: O2.0

By: Monday January 21, 2013 12:07 pm

Today, our struggle for liberation and acceptance of American lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT) reached a new milestone: for the first time in American history, the word “gay” was spoken as part of a presidential inaugural address.

Gay Crumbs From the Table of the Masters

By: Friday June 29, 2012 4:14 pm

If you had, at the time, asked a participant in the Stonewall Riots—whose occurrence annual LGBTQ Pride parades commemorate—whether they envisioned a future where their cause was vocally supported by JP Morgan, Doritos, and the President of the United States, chances are your answer would have been a swift and sure “No.” But, in 21st century America…?

Rev. Irene Monroe: Dis-membering Stonewall

By: Wednesday June 27, 2012 12:15 pm

This week begins the 43 anniversary of Stonewall and we’re featuring an excerpt from Rev. Monroe’s piece in “Love, Christopher Street: Reflections of New York City, editor Thomas Keith, intro Christopher Bram. The names in the story has been changed to protect identities.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Joey Mogul and Andrea Ritchie, Queer (In)justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States

By: Sunday March 13, 2011 1:59 pm

The collective here at Firedoglake has carved out quite a niche on LGBT issues from the gavel to gavel liveblog coverage of the Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Brown) Proposition 8 trial in the Northern District of California, to the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell DADT) case brought by the Log Cabin Republicans in the Central District of California, to the recent change in policy by the Obama Administration regarding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to the broad based and excellent issue coverage of LGBT matters generally by Teddy Partridge. But that coverage has been centered on somewhat antiseptic and theoretical policy issues and statutory/Constitutional interpretation. There is another, darker, and more brooding area of LGBT law that is every bit as important, and quite arguably more directly important, to the relevant community.

Well, we’ve come some way

By: Wednesday October 6, 2010 1:30 am

While it is easy to dispair of progress, progress does happen and an incident at the Stonewall Inn this weekend proves it.

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