We are about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that gave birth to the international Pride movement.
We don’t have Pride because we’re free. We have Pride because we’re not. Our collective efforts all year round now culminate in the creation of intentional space for our community where for a weekend, a day, a few hours, or a moment - our people can revel in joy.
The theme this Pride month is “Looking back, Loving forward. This week leads up to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that took place from June 27 to 29, 1969, in the Greenwich Village section of NYC.
The event is well-known because it galvanized LGBTQ+ activist organizations and movements here and abroad.
On June 26, six years ago, the Supreme Court ruled to restore the freedom to marry in California. On June 26, 4 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled and brought full federal marriage equality to the nation.
The Washington Supreme Court today unanimously reaffirmed its February 2017 ruling that a Richland, WA, florist had violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) when she refused to sell flowers to a same-sex couple for their wedding. The U.S.
In a suburb just outside of Dallas, and to the disbelief of many - straight and LGBTQ- across the country, a transgender mural is painted on the side of a tattoo and piercing shop. The mural commemorates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, displaying an image of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera (our foresisters) of the Stonewall Riots.
America continues to struggle with its battle against white racism. However, what’s not addressed is the internalized racism people of color struggle with too - consciously and unconsciously. And, it’s called “colorism” or “intraracism."
On Wednesday Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer won City Council approval of a new emergency ordinance that will protect the quality of life in neighborhoods and address the proliferation of people living in unsafe conditions in vehicles.