Your weekend assignment, because it is a long one,
HAPPY PRIDE !!
Rainbows busting out all over the US and world as the glbt's take to the street in vast numbers. Not here in Rochester or anything, cause the powers that be figure that any committed queens will be going over to Toronto or down to NYC, ours is later in the Summer .
|Toronto city hall, where Neil and I were married ,|
and the ESB, all rainbowie
SO, this is a lesson for you breeder readers, or any passing young gays who do not know their own history.
First let's set the scene. Things seem good now, well, better now..... What with the POTUS coming out in favor of Marriage Equality, BUT - just in the past blink of an eye, in my life time - things were MUCH different.
First watching assignment :
First aired by CBS - actual broadcast television , March 7, 1967 - with the venerable Mike Wallace. This bad boy is a CHORE to get through, seriously, even as high camp it is a bit much. So, if you need to skip parts of just skim, that is fine.
OK - you made it through that AND you think much less of me , fine.
So, you have seen what the world thought of "THE HOMOSEXUALS" in the late 60's, now fast forward, only two years. It is a hot June night in NYC :
Here is a link if that does not work .
SO there, a little bit of a back story...