Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Gay Rights Movement Since Stonewall

This summer, we will honor the 41st anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. In June, we will also celebrate the courage of those who participated in the Stonewall uprising in New York, a moment most often associated with the birth of the gay civil rights movement. Yet protection for lgbt people in the United States is still patchy at best. There is no legislation at the federal level that extends basic human rights to lgbt people! It's simply appalling.

Does this make you want to rage? It makes me want to talk to more people, advocate for gay history to be recognized as an important part of our cultural landscape, and work with young people to ensure that they know what happened and what has yet to come.GGrrrrrrrrr....!

I know that I'm a bit late in posting this, but last year, on the 40th anniversary of Stonewall, the New School held a conference on the Gay Rights Movement Since Stonewall.

The full video is just over an hour and posted for streaming download at

Here is a snippet from the conference available on YouTube.

And this is a passionate plea for progress on civil rights as well:

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad to live in Canada where there has been some great progress in 40 years, even if we are not where we would like to be.