Home' South Florida Gay News : SFGN 071515 Contents soflagaynews //
SouthFloridaGayNews // SFGN.com // 7.15.2015 // 27
HOMO HISTORY 101
July 8, 2015: UK daily The Guardian
reported that two Moroccan gay men were
sentenced to four months in jail after they
were arrested for standing too close to each
other as they posed for a photograph at a
historic site in Rabat.
June 2015: The Stonewall Inn,
the Greenwich Village bar where in June of
1969 resistance to a police raid sparked the
modern gay rights movement, was made a
city landmark. It is the first time a site has
been named primarily for its significance to
Craig Rodwell (1940 –1993) was
an American gay rights activist known
for founding the Oscar Wilde Memorial
Bookshop on November 24, 1967, the first
bookstore devoted to gay and lesbian authors
and as the prime mover for the creation of
the New York City pride demonstration.
Rodwell is considered by some to be quite
possibly the leading gay rights activist in the
early homophile movement of the 1960s.
Peter Tatchell (1952) is an
Australian-born British political campaigner
best known for his work with LGBT social
movements. Tatchell was selected as
Labour Party Parliamentary candidate
for Bermondsey in 1981. In the 1990s he
campaigned for LGBT rights through the
direct action group OutRage!, which he
co-founded. He has worked on various
campaigns, such as Stop Murder Music
against music lyrics allegedly inciting
violence against LGBT people and writes
and broadcasts on various human rights
and social justice issues. He attempted a
citizen's arrest of Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe in 1999 and again in 2001.
In December 2009 he announced he was
standing down due to brain damage caused
by a bus accident as well as damage inflicted
by Mugabe's bodyguards when Tatchell
tried to arrest him in 2001, and by neo-Nazis
in Moscow while campaigning for gay rights.
Chad Griffin (1973) is an American
political strategist best known for his work
advocating for LGBT rights in the U.S. Griffin
got his start in politics volunteering for the
Bill Clinton presidential campaign, which
led to a position in the White House Press
Office at the age of 19. Following his stint in
the White House and his graduation from
Georgetown University, he led a number
of political campaigns advocating for or
against various California ballot initiatives,
as well as a number of fundraising efforts
for political candidates, such as Hillary
Clinton and Barack Obama. Following
the 2008 passage of California's highly
publicized Proposition 8, which barred the
recognition of same-sex marriage, Griffin
founded the American Foundation for Equal
Rights (AFER) to overturn the law. AFER's
challenge, Perry v. Brown was ultimately
successful following a decision by the U.S.
Supreme Court in June 2013. In 2012, Griffin
was appointed president of the Human
Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT rights
organization in the U.S.
Jared Polis (1975) is an American
politician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
A Democrat, Polis is the member of the
United States House of Representatives
for Colorado's 2nd congressional district,
serving since 2009. He is a former member
of the Colorado State Board of Education.
Polis has the distinction of being the first
openly gay parent in Congress.
If you want to learn more about your gay heritage and those who paved the way, through activism,
sacrifice, courage and civil disobedience to give us a better and freer life you can visit The Stonewall
Museum & Archives in Wilton Manors. We should all know who our gay heroes are and be thankful for
what they did on our behalf.
History was never as straight as we are told.
Recording our history means reporting the truth.
In June 2015, the Stonewall Inn, the
bar where in June of 1969 resistance
to a police raid sparked the modern
gay movement, was made into a city
Photo: Daniel Case.
P PI E LOWESTPRICES • LARGEST
SELECTION GUARANTEED •
YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR
ALL YOUR VAPOR NEEDS!
Over 1,000 SQ FT.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED! MORE THAN YOU EXPECT!
INCENSE + CANDLES + TAPESTRIES • ASHTRAYS • TORCH LIGHTERS •
FLASKS • BODY JEWELRY • GAMES • ROLLING TOBACCO • POSTERS •
STATUES • FIGURINES • T-SHIRTS • LOTS MORE!
DIESEL • LEFT COAST • MEDICALI •
ROOR • GRAV LABS • SILIKA • PULSE •
TSUNAMI & MORE!
HOOKAHS • SHISHA • ROLLING PAPERS
• VAPORIZERS • ELECTRIC CIGARETTES
• ELIQUIDS • ZIPPOS • TOBACCO
The Best Since 1996 15 Minutes From The Beach or I-95
4800 N. DIXIE HIGHWAY, FORT LAUDERDALE
JUST SOUTH OF COMMERCIAL BLVD
821 N. FEDERAL HWY., FORT LAUDERDALE
JUST SOUTH OF SEARS TOWN NEXT TO CUBBY HOLE
Links Archive SFGN 070815 SFGN 072215 Navigation Previous Page Next Page