Tag Archive for: stonewall riots

What’s Up With the Kids • Limp Wrist

Released 2001
The debut 7″ from Limp Wrist, What’s Up With the Kids, remains the hardest, meanest, most revolutionary five minutes in American queercore.

“This quartet of hardcore punks raises the Rainbow flag in a battle cry, a call to arms for all the brothers who reject the pretty boys and the fashion for which they stand.”

LGBT History Month Heroes – Day 15

Jayne County, by Rupert Smith.

To celebrate LGBT History Month, 2013, Polari is publishing a daily series of LGBT Heroes, selected by the magazine’s team of writers and special contributors.

“This is the woman who, in the bitterly homophobic ’70s, stood in front of straight audiences looking like Dolly Parton’s trashier daughter, singing songs about sex and difference, making people laugh and think and sometimes fight. .”

The Stonewall Riots and the Pride Legacy

43 Years Since the Revolution Started.

Today is anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The editor asks how that legacy is faring in 2012.

“To cries of ‘gay power’, and ‘Christopher Street belongs to the queens’, the crowds fought back. As the activist and academic Dennis Altman later wrote, it was the ‘Boston Tea Party of the gay movement’.”

Timeline of 2009 LGBT Anniversaries 3

Timeline of 2009 LGBT Anniversaries, Part 3 of 4

From 1959 – 1984.

In the forty years since the Stonewall riots, and the emergence of the gay liberation movement, a process of historical archaeology has been underway. Its aim has been to make the hidden past visible. This timeline of anniversaries is a look into what we now know of this hidden past, and also the revealed present..

1969, The Stonewall Riots. In the early hours of June 28, police raided the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street. The patrons of the bar fought back.

On Anniversaries

Polari Facts looks at some 2009 anniversaries.

Milestone gay anniversaries in 2009. Including the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots to Thomas Jefferson’s proposal that “sodomites” be punished with castration. Yikes!

Alan Turing, the who man decoded many of the Nazi ciphers in World War II, including the Enigma code, was repaid by his country with criminal prosecution and enforced “treatment” for his homosexuality. He committed suicide 55 years ago.