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Stonewall’s unfinished legacy

Published July 11, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Stonewall’s unfinished legacy | Nancy Goldstein | A Great President

This article speaks to both our past and the present, very similar to a number of pieces written to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. It does have some insightful observations.

“Post-Stonewall improvements in the lives of many LGBT people have been profound, though neither swift nor easy.”

However, there have been profound advances this must be the message that we hold on to for as long as it takes to achieve equality. We started this journey many years ago persecuted and marginalised with other groups deemed as second-class citizens and in some cases not even citizens in their own country. Some too have had similar success to ours in receiving incremental acknowledgement from those who have used and abused us. While our culture has denied and many false prophets have taken advantage of us, we are still here.  Our resilience has given us the voice to advocate and determination to overcome our adversity now as these hardships slowly fade it is not the time to rest.  We will not gain true equality as long as long as there is discrimination against anybody for who they are.

I defer to Dr King

Alphabet Soup Youth

Published July 9, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Rainbow Alley: a trans-friendly resource for youth in Denver

The article speaks to the increased number of younger Alphabet soup people who are outing themselves. It discusses a resouce for young people  in Denver Col USA, where young people who identify can readily access support and resources in helping them make some sense of their experiences. The article highlights the shock often experienced by parents (even those progressive thinking ones), when their child comes out to them.

It cites to a post byPeggy Drexler

titled “When Gay Comes Home”Posted: July 7, 2009 05:26 PM

that discuses this topic further on.

If your child came out how would you react?