Folks are converging on NYC this weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Not only was this a landmark moment in gay civil right, it’s a glorious example of what can happen when ordinary people decide to exercise some much-needed civil disobedience. In this day and age when paparazzi and other assorted scum (tmz, perez hilton) like to wrap themselves in the Bill of Rights, this sort of TRUE display of patriotism does my trouble-making heart good.
OutHistory.org has the original police reports, newly uncovered through Freedom of Information Act. (That someone hit a police officer with a rolled-up newspaper makes me laugh to no end for some reason….)
And here’s a profile on one of the gentlemen arrested that day, Raymond Castro (and tell me he wasn’t smokin’ hot back in the day!)