Stonewall Revisited

I recently discovered a podcast series to listen to here at work, which makes the time go by faster. It’s about New York City history, but as I’m a lover of history, I find it fascinating. These two guys – Greg and Tom – are fantastic in their thoroughness of research, finding photos to go along with a lot of the information they provide. The format is conversational and I really feel they do each subject justice. They also have regular blog entries without a podcast that also give a lot of historical information about various sites around this massive city. If they talk about a particular neighborhood, you’re given the history from the time of the Dutch settlement all the way to today. Today I’m listening to a follow up podcast on something they did in 2008 about the Stonewall Inn and the Stonewall Riots so I thought something like that should be known and remembered by all in the LGBT community and those who support us.

Revisiting the Stonewall Riots: The Evolving Legacy of a Violent Night

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Someone chained a cross to Gay Street

I hate to point out the obvious, but I’m going to anyway: bolt cutters will get you around any lock. Superglue or no superglue. I have no problem with what the residents chose to do with the cross, but if the person who left it there is determined to take it back and cleanse it, bolt cutters will do the trick.

The community of Gay Street, New York came together to deal with a giant cross that materialised in the area.

Gay Street, Manhattan, is located in the heart of NYC’s LGBT district, just down the road from Christopher Street and the iconic landmark Stonewall Inn.

There was a disturbance on the force in the area last week, when a giant wooden cross materialised in the middle of Gay Street, padlocked to a street light so it could not be moved.

Though the motives of the cross-maker are unknown, many have taken it to be a protest against the street’s name and ethos.

But the residents of Gay Street don’t take much lying down.

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