28 June 2008

Thirty-eight years ago today, the Stonewall Riots began. I can’t imagine that world today. Regular police raids on gay clubs and the act of wearing women’s clothes could get you jail time…. Just as today’s kids can’t imagine black and white water fountains we can’t imagine what that world was like.

But we don’t go to pride because of how far we’ve come, but how far we’ve yet to go. My new friend Janice Langbehn’s story is tragic because of it’s ubiquity.

Be proud. Happy Pride.