“At last we came to the Sheep Meadow, our feet hot and tired. I got to the crest of a small knoll before I turned around. There behind us, in a river that seemed endless, poured wave after wave of happy faces. The Gay Nation was coming out into the light! There was hardly a dry eye on the hill. What had begun as a few hardy hundred had swollen all along its route, until we filled half the huge meadow with the networks and newspapers estimated as five to fifteen thousand people, all gay and proud of it!” — Arnie Kantrowitz”—
LGBTQ* (PRIDE) History You Should Know
New York City’s first Pride reactions
quote from: McGarry, Molly, and Fred Wasserman. “There’s a Riot Going On.” Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-century America. New York: Penguin Studio, 1998. 16-17.
“On Wednesday, I went down to the courthouse to change my name. After all my research and apprehension, it was a very quick process. So I have written a lot about how to get your name changed. In Virginia, it is not a very hard process, most of the time not even requiring a hearing, just a signed order from a judge. Other states are more tricky. Here is a list of the laws and requirements by state.”
I start my last summer of graduate classes on Monday. This summer will be a bit more intense than my last few semesters and will require much more attention than it has in the past. I will be setting queues up for the next few weeks and will not be checking in with KNOWhomo every day. It may take some time for me to respond to messages. I promise my attention will be pulled this way again after I settle into the summer routine.