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?
Asexual Art, Comics and Illustrations
from Jigworthy!’s Comic Strip
LGBTQ* Pride (International) Events May-July 2012
LBGTQ* History Through Pictures
PFLAG Moms, Mrs. Elizabeth Montgomery & Mrs. Jean Manford, show their support during the 1974 Pride Day Parade in New York City.
LGBTQ* Slogans and Pride
Proud by Choice!
LGBTQ* Pride Flags You Should Know
#1: LGBTQ* Pride (**first flag in 1978 with 8 colors represented Lesbian/Gay culture)
#2: Bisexual Pride
#3: Pansexual Pride
#4: Asexual/Ace Pride
#6: Intersex Pride
#7: Trans* Pride
#8: Lipstick Lesbian Pride
#10: Leather Pride
LGBTQ* Flag History : Gay/Lesbian Pride Flag
#1: Gilbert Baker created the first flag shown (1978) - You can read more HERE
#2: Gay/Lesbian Pride Flag (1978-1979)
#3: Breakdown of each color and what it represents
#4: Rise over AIDS Pride Flag (late 1980s)
#5: Current Pride Flag
LGBTQ* Pride Events and Announcements
NYC PRIDE 2012 announced their logo for this summer earlier today.
Fitting for February 14th.
LGBTQ* Slogan and Flag History
The Rainbow/Pride Flag is credited as being created by Gilbert Baker in 1978. The flag debuted at the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade of the same year.
The original flag had eight stripes:
pink (sexuality) — red (life) —orange (healing) — yellow (sunlight) — green (nature) — turquoise (magic) — indigo/blue (serenity) — violet (spirit)
Pink and turquoise have since been dropped.
LGBTQ* Pride and Quips
LGBTQ* History Through Photos
First Pride Parade - Christopher Street Parade, NYC 1970
(One year after the Stonewall Riots)
LGBTQ* Terms, Definitions and Asexual Identification(s)
(taken from Aven wiki — Please note, I am NOT affiliated with AVEN nor do I agree with each definition presented. This is strictly for insight as to what some people use as personal definition or adjectives to describe themselves. -Rebecca)
Romantic relationships and identity
Asexuals, while lacking in sexual desire for any gender, may engage in purely emotional romantic relationships. Terms concerning this are:
aromantic: lack of romantic attraction towards anyone
biromantic: romantic attraction towards person(s) of two different genders – the romantic aspect of bisexuality
heteroromantic: romantic attraction towards person(s) of a different gender – the romantic aspect of heterosexuality
homoromantic: romantic attraction towards person(s) of the same gender – the romantic aspect of homosexuality
panromantic (also omniromantic): romantic attraction towards person(s) of any gender or lack of gender, including persons of nonbinary gender – the romantic aspect of pansexuality
polyromantic: romantic attraction towards more than one person at any given time (the term does not express the gender of these persons) – the romantic aspect of polysexuality
demiromantic: romantic attraction after developing an emotional connection beforehand (the term does not express the gender of these persons)
The phenomenon of calling public attention to the most colorful and, at times, more controversial characters is not unique to media coverage of Gay Pride parades. When television cameras pan football stadiums, more airtime is given to the men and women with foam rubber cheese block on their heads than the father and son dressed in the hooded L.L. Bean parkas. Likewise, shots of college students on spring break are more likely to focus on inebriated coeds running around topless than any other group. But even with this media attention, the general public doesn’t draw the conclusion that all football fans walk around throughout their daily lives with ridiculous looking hats on their heads and painted skin or that all 19-year-old women are on Florida’s beaches taking their tops off.
- Thomas S. Serwatka —- Queer Questions, Clear Answers: the Contemporary Debates on Sexual Orientation. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2010 p. 147