Thursday, June 28, 2012


Happy Pride Anniversary.

Forty-three years ago today, a bunch of fed-up drag queens, hustlers, and assorted gay misfits at the Stonewall Inn in New York turned the tables on a harassing police raid. That resistance gave rise to a series of riots and ultimately to the birth of the modern gay activist movement. It seems like a long time ago, and things have changed, but we still have a long way to go, and a lot more irrational fear, hatred, bigotry, misconceptions to fight.

There is a very nice, informative Wiki entry about the riots and the history leading up them:

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