Saturday, June 27, 2009

Liberty and Justice for ALL! Happy Stonewall 40!

Then...



...Now

Stonewall means Fight Back!

The struggle continues until we have full and equal rights as citizens of the United States, and of the World.

Burn down the closet! Freedom and Dignity for LGBTs!

Happy Gay Day to all!

*Stephen Colbert suggests we use the cheer, We're Here, We're Queer, He'll get to us eventually!"
*Frank Rich has a great column for us today.

9 comments:

Mary Clara said...

Celebrating with you, brother Doug. I loved Colbert's feature on this, calling attention to Obama's 'stonewalling'. Laughter has to be one of the secret weapons in this struggle. Laughter and tears, sacrifice and resistance, memory and mourning, hope and anticipation. Both waiting and refusing to wait. Thanks for your great posts on this anniversary.

Counterlight said...

As Mark Twain said, "Against the assaults of laughter, no wall can stand." Over the years, we turned the mockery directed at us right back at our enemies and watched the bastards run.
It also helps that they are always such reliable hypocrites, frequently caught with their pants down around their ankles.

The posts were my pleasure.

Happy Gay Day, Mary Clara!

it's margaret said...

Happy Gay Day Doug! And thank you so very much for your many posts on Stonewall. You have blessed us all.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Happy Gay Day, Doug and Michael!

Thanks for the links to Colbert and Rich, and thanks for your wonderful series of posts on the history of Stonewall. What irony that on the anniversary of the beginning of the gay-rights movement, the president who promised to be gay-friendly is stonewalling on gay equality.

IT said...

Great posts, doug. Thank you so much!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Doug, where are your series of posts on the history of Stonewall? I thought you had put them all together.

Counterlight said...

They are in the side bar each with a with picture. Just click on the picture, and the post will appear.

Allen said...

Doug, it was great meeting you in person yesterday. I've posted a brief account of my experiences at the march. For me, the highlight was getting a drink of water from +Gene.

Counterlight said...

It was a pleasure to meet you, Allen, and I hope I see you again soon. Come back and march with St. Luke's next year. We'd love to have you.

I enjoyed your account of the march, especially the different reactions from the various churches along the route. Gay Day here in New York is loads of fun, and we love visitors.

Now, if I can just get up the nerve to introduce myself to The Reverend Boy. He always looks busy when I've seen him.