President Obama gathered with 250 LGBT leaders in the White House today to commemorate Stonewall, and to listen to their kvetching about his political reluctance on various gay matters.
And several news outlets marked the anniversary with interviews and tributes. The NY Daily News talked to a few Stonewall vets, one of whom mused that he didn’t think the riots themselves were too big a deal, and that it was the march that happened exactly a year later, in June 1970, from the Village up to the Sheep Meadow in Central Park which represented the biggest step forward for gay rights.
The New York Times, for its part, put up this great piece by journalist Lucian K. Truscott who originally covered the riots, and this piece today about the lag between political and cultural change when it comes to the gays.
But the wah-wah news of the weekend happened in Fort Worth, TX where a new gay bar called The Rainbow Lounge (terrific name guys!) got raided on Saturday night, under the auspices of a routine beverage control inspection, in which seven bar patrons were forcibly arrested and one ended up hospitalised with a head injury. Below, CNN’s coverage of the event, and the Texas activist uprising it has caused.
image from the NY Daily News archives.
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Obama reaffirms support for gay-rights activism (AP)
Forty years after famous riots at Stonewall Inn, gays are still ‘fighting to be seen as full humans’ (NY Daily News)
The Real Mob at Stonewall (NYT)
Below: "The Long Stroke," the cable news spoof, the candid photos, your new favorite euphemism and the great Christian retreat.
Show me an anti-gay activist and I'll show you someone who likes to fuck male hookers. Unzipped has tracked down the rabid homophobe George Reker's hooker. Is it a coincidence that the muscle twink sort of looks like Jesus?
Here's a contender for Gay Hooker Murderer Coverboy of the Year. 16-year-old Daniel Kovarbasich is accused of stabbing a 55-year-old married man to death. Evidence will include a dented pickle jar and gay porn. Also 50 stab wounds.
Darren Chiacchia, an equestrian who won an Olympic bronze medal in Athens, failed to have the "I just tested positive for HIV" talk with his boyfriend, so his boyfriend went to the police.
Dogs are not man's best friend if that man is a drugfucked circuit party homowhore who lives in Australia.