On June 28, 1969, patrons of a gay bar in Greenwich Village—the Stonewall Inn—tired of the constant harassment by the NYPD, protested against the latest raid. When police became violent toward the protesters, the gay community fought back in what turned into nearly a week of riots—known today as the Stonewall Uprising. Thus was born … Continue reading The Stonewall Uprising
(C) 2022, JJ Shaun What is sexuality? What is gender? Are the two separate or intertwined? According to Merriam-Webster, sexuality is “the quality or state of being sexual.” At the same time, gender is defined as “the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex.” The Usage Guide provided by the dictionary points … Continue reading Sexuality and Gender
(C) 2022, JJ Shaun Coming out as ‘gay’ almost always ended in losing one’s support system when I grew up. Many people were disowned by their families, shunned by their friends, and harassed by anyone and everyone. As I look back at my life, I recognize that I’ve been ‘gay’ for as long as I … Continue reading Why Is Pride Month Important?
“Clare and Javier are active in a new organization formed to fight next year’s proposed statewide anti-gay initiative. The woman who introduced Javier at the rally ended by saying, ‘He’s cute, too’ — and for the first time, I realized he was.”~Richard GraysonA Writer’s Diary Entries From Late June, 1993 American writer, political activist, and … Continue reading Random Quote for June 4, 2022
(C) 2022, JJ Shaun June is Gay Pride Month. Some of you might be saying, “So what? Why should I care?” You already know someone who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, and you don’t know it. Our sexuality is the most personal, private aspect of ourselves. And when that part of our lives deviates … Continue reading June Is Pride Month