Gay History: Activism and LGBT Rights News
You won’t believe the New York Daily News’ Stonewall article about the uprising. It’s equal parts condescending and revealing.
Born into slavery in 1860, William Dorsey Swann, known affectionately as “the Queen,” was possibly the very first drag queen, and a pioneer when it came to LGBTQ rights and activism. Having lived through “slavery, the Civil War, racism, police surveillance, torture behind bars, and many other injustices,” Swann held[…]
The Mattachine Society was eventually seen as too reserved, but it laid the groundwork for the entire LGBTQ rights movement
Remember what life was like before social media and online dating? Sometimes a friend introduced you to a friend. Sometimes you met at a bar or a club or — if the stars had really aligned that day — bumped into one another while reaching for the Splenda at a[…]