Black queer and transgender people have always had to remind the rest of the community of our prominence—despite the fact that the movement was co-led by us since the beginning.
Coronavirus led to the postponement of New York City’s 50th anniversary Pride March. In planning a later event, organizers should look to the passionate politics of the original.
The Daily Beast’s Tim Teeman, Sarah Rogers, and Justin Miller hit NYC’s World Pride parade to hear 50 stories from attendees to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
The first ever Queer Liberation March drew thousands of marchers to New York City’s streets and Central Park to protest police and corporations’ presence on the main parade.
The World Pride and Queer Liberation marches take place in NYC today. The mood of the day will rightly mix joy and anger, as LGBTQ people continue our long fight for equality.
Doyle says: ‘I think we have come a considerable way, off the backs and shoulders of those Stonewall demonstrators who didn’t get due credit at the time. Hopefully they are now.’
The ‘L Word’ actor tells Tim Teeman: ‘There is nothing I can say that would in any way reflect how deeply grateful I am to those brothers and sisters of ours at Stonewall in 1969.’