It seemed only right to dedicate today’s update to Brenda Howard, as today is both the anniversary of the first of the Stonewall Riots, and the anniversary of her death in 2005. Often referred to as the ‘mother of pride’ for coordinating the rally and march that would become the Pride Parade, Howard was a […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #BISEXUALICON BRENDA HOWARD"
I mentioned her yesterday and I’m back today with a full article on the beautiful, incredible, Marsha P. Johnson. Born in 1945 in New Jersey, she was an African-American drag queen, transwoman, sex worker, and gay rights/trans rights/AIDS activist. You don’t get much more iconic than this unmitigatedly fabulous woman. Note: Marsha would refer to herself as […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #TRANSGENDERICON MARSHA P. JOHNSON"
Sylvia Rivera (1951-2002) was a drag queen and transgender activist, as well as a founding member of both the Gay Activists Alliance and the Gay Liberation Front. She helped lead the charge on the night of the Stonewall riots in New York City, which is often considered the beginning of the LGBT+ rights movement. As […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #DRAGQUEENICON SYLVIA RIVERA"
Tona Brown was the first transgender woman of colour to play the infamous Carnegie Hall, in 2014. Her concert, titled ‘From Stonewall to Carnegie Hall’, took place in 2014. When talking about her set list, she said: …we want to educate people about the plight of LGBT Americans, from 1969 to the present, through music […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #TRANSGENDERICON TONA BROWN"
Audre Lorde called herself a ‘black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,’ and it’s easy to see why. She dedicated her life and her (not inconsiderable amount of) creative skill to confronting the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia. Her poetry, and ‘indeed all of her writing,’ according to Joan Martin in Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: feminist/poet/activist/woc #GAYICON AUDRE LORDE"
OK so yesterday’s entry was pretty good but even my love for sonnets can’t overshadow how cool this woman was. Roberta Elizabeth Marshall Cowell was a racing driver and World War II fighter pilot. She was the first known British transsexual woman to undergo sex reassignment surgery.Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #TRANSGENDERICON ROBERTA COWELL"
THAT’S RIGHT IT’S A SPECIAL IN HONOUR OF MY BIRTHDAY: MY BOYFRIEND, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AKA BILLY SHAKES Okay so we don’t know for definite that my babe was bisexual. But still! I’m not alone in this theory. In fact, it’s so well known that I first learned about the idea through – guess what – […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #BISEXUALICON WILLIAM ‘BILLY’ SHAKESPEARE"