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"
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"
OH LOOK! TWO FOR ONE! Okay, I admit, this is more of a personal pick than the others, BUT I would totally argue is just as worthy of a mention as the other badass gay icons I’ve featured on this blog. Captain Jack is the person who introduced me to the idea that you could […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #PANSEXUALICON CAPTAIN JACK // #GAYICON JOHN BARROWMAN"
As far as I’m concerned, this woman is not just an icon, she’s a total badass. Gay Rights activist Ruth Ellis (1899-2000) is widely recognized for being the oldest openly gay lesbian upon her death aged 101. Tennessee-born Ellis came out sometime around 1915, and stayed out for the rest of her life. Throughout her life, […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #GAYICON RUTH ELLIS"