Live narration from SFGMC’s 2009 Spring Concert “Tune In, Turn On, Sing Out” relating Stonewall to today’s current equal rights battles; accompanied by video montage of SFGMC taking part in rallies and marches fighting for rights throughout the State of California. Video produced by SFGMC’s Sean Chapin.
The Empire State building goes lavender in recognition of NYC’s gay pride. photo JMG
Daily News Forty years after famous riots at Stonewall Inn, gays are still ‘fighting to be seen as full humans’
The Advocate’s 40 favorite covers of the past 40 years.
Frank Rich: 40 Years Later, Still Second-Class Americans
NYT: Political Shifts on Gay Rights Lag Behind Culture
The Real Mob at Stonewall: A prominent Stonewall myth holds that the riots were an uprising by the gay community against decades of oppression. This would be true if the “gay community” consisted of Stonewall patrons. The bar’s regulars, though, were mostly teenagers from Queens, Long Island and New Jersey, with a few young drag queens and homeless youths who squatted in abandoned tenements on the Lower East Side.
Pride09 Magazine; Available all over NYC and SF. Includes an interview with Rachel Maddow by Joe Jervis of Joe.My.God.
Speech from Lt. Dan Choi at the Pink Triangle unveiling ceremony on Twin Peaks in San Francisco on Saturday, June 27, 2009 as part of the Pride weekend festivities.
Happy Pride, Everyone!