Browsing: STONEWALL SPECIAL

May-June 2019

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IN THE 1960s, David Castillo’s parents, like many other Cubans, were faced with remaining in Cuba during Fidel Castro’s turbulent revolution and losing everything or starting over elsewhere. They headed for Spain, where David was later born, in 1973. Four months after that, they moved to Hialeah, Florida.

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The events culminate in the appearance of a group of men, most of them shepherds, each wearing dozens of bells in copper and iron of every size—the sort you’d normally find around the necks of sheep and goats.

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The Hub of the Gay Universe: An LGBTQ History of Boston, Provincetown, and Beyond, by Russ Lopez, … includes biographies of leading LGBT figures, and chronicles events like the secret Harvard tribunals of 1920 and the push for the anti-discrimination law that passed in 1989.

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FIFTY YEARS AGO a meeting changed my life. It was in early July 1969, shortly after Stonewall. … Since I’d been involved in the movement against the Vietnam war since 1965, I jumped in on the side of the radicals, and we prevailed. The new group would be named the Gay Liberation Front (GLF), …

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In The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History, which will be published by NYU Press in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Riots, I present 200 documents from 1965 to 1973 that illuminate developments before, during, and after the LGBT movement’s most important turning point.

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Over time, the marches have turned into parades. Radical political critiques have been rendered invisible through an æsthetic of celebration.

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