AMERICA RECKONS WITH RACIAL INJUSTICE
June 2020 was a pride month that looked different from past years, and not just because people were socially distancing and wearing masks: Demonstrations for LGBTQ equality overlapped with protests against violence and systemic racism against Black people.
At the intersection of these two fights for equality are Black transgender people.
Imara Jones, an independent journalist and founder of TransLash media, told NPR’s All Things Considered, that this moment has been “a crucible.”
Transgender women of color are pioneers of the LGBTQ-rights movement. Why are they still fighting for their lives?
The start of LGBTQ Pride Month came with an exciting announcement in New York City: Two pioneering transgender activists, vanguards of the gay-liberation movement, would be getting statues in Greenwich Village, immortalizing their vital roles in the 1969 Stonewall rebellion — which has its 50th anniversary this year and is widely considered to be the official start of the movement.
Stonewall: The Making of a Monument
Ever since the 1969 riots on the streets outside New York City’s Stonewall Inn, L.G.B.T.Q. communities have gathered there to express their joy, their anger, their pain and their power.
Student refuses to let her professor whitewash the Stonewall riots / LGBTQ Nation:
“A college student received a surprising note from her professor regarding the Stonewall riots on an essay she wrote about the role of anger in activism.”