LBGTQ* Pride History and Insight
Forty Years After Stonewall
Youtube Discription: Historian Tim McCarthy, director of Human Rights and Social Movements program at Harvard, sees pros and cons to using the riots as a point of origin for the gay rights movement.
I cannot agree more with his discussion about the lacking understanding and education of lgbtq* history. This blog started because I wanted to push my understanding deeper. This history is really important for me. Had I not started KNOWhomo’s page, I may have never learned about Lisa Ben typing and creating the first lesbian publication in the US, or Henry Gerber’s work in Chicago which predates the Mattachine Society, or The Black Cat Tavern or Compton Cafeteria Riots which both occurred BEFORE Stonewall.
This is my history as a queer* woman. I have to seek it. It isn’t supplied in grade school (or almost any college) textbooks. It is very fragmented.
Should there be a push for more dialogue/discussions/history?
What do you think?