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Stephen Colbert’s Tribute to Stonewall (and gentle Fuck You to Obama)

Posted in Crazy/Funny, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2009 by girlonpiano

Stephen Colbert does an outstanding job calling Obama to the mat for his own definition of Stonewall… this is DEFINITELY the Word.

Stonewall Anniversary

Posted in Activism, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex, You Fucked Up! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2009 by girlonpiano

Today marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most important events in the history of LGBT civil rights.  Quick recap for those of you that don’t know – on this day in 1969, police aggressively raided the Stonewall Inn (a gay/lez/trans bar in New York City) and were met with fierce resistance and rioting that brought national attention to issues surrounding gay rights.  This event also spawned the traditional gay pride parades that still occur annually all over the country!

Rather than trying to rehash all the details that everyone else is writing about, I decided to post some great links and articles about it.  There’s lots of good info out there, but here are some of my favorites.

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