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During the 1969 Stonewall uprising between New York City police and queer patrons tired of their harassment, both Paul Glass and Charles Evans were there on their own. Neither man realized it until they began dating and eventually married years afterwards. According to Boston’s NPR station WBUR, Glass and Evans had briefly met and unsuccessfully tried dating long distance a year before the uprising began. Glass was a teenager and living in Boston at the time. He’d occasionally visit New...

Stonewall veteran and legendary transgender activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy has suffered a stroke. Sharyn Grayson, the Chief Operations/Financial Officer of the House of GG, an education retreat organization founded by Griffin-Gracy, posted on the organization’s Facebook page that Miss Major, 78, suffered a stroke last week and had to be hospitalized. “She’s absolutely STILL FUCKING HERE,” Grayson wrote. WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR PRAYERS…!!!It is with heavy hearts that I, the members of our Board, and our beloved comrade… Posted by House of GG's:...

When the Stonewall riots erupted during the steamy pre-dawn hours of June 28, 1969, they quickly transformed what had been a small but longstanding push for queer equality into a mass movement. Multiple organizations were born in the wake of street protests triggered by the police raid of a Mafia-owned gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village. It’s tempting to portray what came next as a march of relentless progress, but that characterization ignores the episodic nature of social...

Queer Eye‘s Bobby Berk says that he’d like to see more Stonewall-style riots in Middle America. Speaking to The Daily Beast, Berk warns of “religious freedom,” conservative judges, and “stupid Mitch McConnell” rolling back LGBTQ protections. Berk says that non-violent riots and protests would “keep up the fight.” Bobby Berk didn’t find out about Stonewall until he moved to New York City in 2003. He says, “Growing up in the middle of Missouri, I never heard of them. It wasn’t taught...

According to Diane Gramley, head of the American Family Association’s (AFA) Pennsylvania chapter, the 1969 Stonewall uprising wasn’t caused by queer people fighting against police harassment, it was caused by police trying to rescue a young transgender boy who was being sexually abused by the bar’s queer patrons. Gramley made the baseless claim on a recent broadcast of Stand in the Gap, a radio show produced by the American Pastors Network, a largely evangelical, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-LGBTQ group who believes...

Buried in a a recent Hill-YouGov poll is this interesting nugget: 33 percent of respondents said they wouldn’t be surprised if something like the Stonewall riots happened in America today. Perhaps that’s an indication of how bad things have gotten under Trump? TheHill.com reports that only one-third to one-fifth of Americans from every generation reported knowing anything about the Stonewall uprising, the June 28, 1969 rebellion against police harassment that helped kick off the modern-day LGBTQ rights movement. But here’s the kicker:...

Pride season is in full bloom, with rainbows appearing on walls and crosswalks and even the parking lot behind the Lululemon in West Hollywood (photo above). And we have not even gotten to the socks, t-shirt and underwear yet. To celebrate Stonewall 50 around the world, we’ve collected some favorite rainbow-themed selfie spots, perfect for popping a pic and letting the world know how you are celebrating your pride. Birmingham Artists with the organization Color Bham, in Birmingham, Ala., brought a big...

50 years after it sparked a worldwide movement for LGBTQ rights, the New York Police Department has apologized for raiding the Stonewall Inn. The Stonewall Riots, as they came to be known after queer people fought back, throwing rocks, bottles and bricks, torching cars, and filling the streets, are known as one of the seminal events in the fight for full LGBTQ equality. New York police commissioner James P. O’Neill apologized on behalf of the force during a safety briefing...

On the cusp of commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Inn riots, which many historians cite as a spark for the modern movement for LGBTQ equality, New York police commissioner James P. O’Neill offered a long overdue apology on behalf of the force. “I think it would be irresponsible to go through World Pride month and not to speak of the events at the Stonewall Inn in June of 1969,” O’Neill said. “I do know what happened...

 NYPD has apologized. New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson has called on the New York Police Department to apologize for the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn that sparked the Stonewall Riots. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, one of the most important events in the early LGBTQ movement. The riots started after police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, early on June 28, 1969. During a radio interview, Johnson said that the NYPD should apologize...

A new mural depicting the transgender pride flag along with portraits of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera is taking shape in a Dallas suburb. The mural marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and is believed to be the largest transgender-specific mural in America. The mural, painted on the side of a tattoo and piercing shop on Cedar Springs Road, is the brainchild of artist Brian Kenny. “I wanted this mural to be a positive reinforcement that we are...
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Very few people enjoy flying in an airplane. It's tedious, boring, and stuffy. Basically, flying is a drag. But what would you say if a flight could be a drag show? Virgin Atlantic will accomplish just that on June 28th, 2019 on their Pride Flight, according to The Guardian to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The flight will be hosted by Tituss Burgess, who plays as the campy Titus Andromedon (also known as Ronald Wilkerson, Flouncy Magoo,...

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