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We go back to the night in June 1969 at the New York City Stonewall Inn that sparked the LGBT rights movement. On todays show well hear about the day that galvanized a generation and the continued fight for LGBT civil rights.
The first Pride parades took place in June 1970 marking the 1st anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Michael Schirker and David Isay bring us an oral history Remembering Stonewall: The Birth of a Movement.
Editor at large of the Huffington Posts Gay Voices Michelangelo Signorile says while there have been a series of recent wins for the LGBT rights movement, bigotry remains a daily reality for many.
At a New America NYC forum Signorile spoke with June Thomas, Culture Critic and Editor of Outward, Slates LGBTQ Section about what he calls victory blindness. Its a central theme in his new book, Its Not Over, Getting to Beyond Tolerance Defeating Homophobia and Winning True Equality.
- President Barack Obama
- Geane Harwood, Bruce Merrow, Sylvia Rivera, Seymor Pine, Red Mahoney, Joan Nestle, Randy Wicker, Jim Fouratt, Howard Smith, Martin Boyce aka Miss Martin, Rudy, Mama Jean, participants in Remembering Stonewall oral history project
- Michelangelo Signorile, host of the Michelangelo Signorile Sirius XM
- June Thomas, Culture Critic and Editor of Outward, Slates LGBTQ section
- Remembering Stonewall: a radio documentary on the birth of a movement / narrated by Michael Schirker and produced by David Isay.
- Brain Pickings: After Stonewall: The First-Ever Pride Parades in Vintage Photos
- Columbia: Stonewall and Beyond: Lesbian and Gay Culture
- The Pacifica Radio/UC Berkeley Social Activism Sound Recording Project: Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transsexual History
- New America NYC: Its Not Over: Winning True Equality
- Huffington Post, Gay Voices: Michelangelo Signorile On ‘It’s Not Over’ And The Future Of The LGBT Movement
- Think Progress: 9 States With Anti-Gay Laws That Arent That Different From Russias
- Time: How Gay Rights Won in Indiana
- The Leadership Conference: LGBT Civil Rights
- HuffPost, Gay Voices: As the Wedge Turns: Is a Federal LGBT Civil Rights Act Actually Feasible in the Near Future?