R.I.P. Gay Rights Activist, Filmmaker Pat Rocco

Entertainment, Politics  

A largely-unsung giant of the LGBTQ rights movement, Pat Rocco was truly a Renaissance man. A singer on a popular TV series, a self-taught filmmaker, a gay rights pioneer and a homeless advocate, Rocco died November 8. He was 84. He was born in 1934 in New York, and as a child, sang to entertain…

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Trans Stonewall Activist Miss Major Sees More Work To Be Done


You know things are pretty bad when one of the founders of the modern LGBTQXYZ rights movement is saying that the Stonewall riots didn’t make much difference. Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a noted trans elder, queer rights pioneer and O.G. Stonewall rioter, along with other transwomen Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, has been through the…

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UK’s Largest LGBT Charity Withdraws From Pride In London Over ‘Lack Of Diversity’

Featured, Politics  

Racism in the queer community isn’t just a U.S. problem, as evidenced by some recent DRAMA surrounding this year’s Pride in London Festival. Stonewall, Britain’s largest LGBT charity, withdrew support for Pride in London yesterday due to concerns over the festival’s “lack of diversity.” The charity announced it would instead contribute to UK Black Pride,…

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