Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Rudyard Kipling said: If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.The snippets of LGBTQ history here are the stories of our lives, the stories of the giants on whose shoulders we all stand. Learn about them then tell the stories…and
Coming out is the most political thing you can do. —Harvey Milk Learning our history IS resistance! Thanks for taking this journey with me. Now go write your story! Today in LGBT History – May 22 1879, Russia – Alla Nazimova (May 22,1879 – July 13, 1945) was a Russian actress who immigrated to the United States in
Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. —Kevyn Aucoin Learning our history is resistance!
And while we have learned time and time again that there is no trickle down of power in America, the only opportunities for real change come when the mainstream is in productive turmoil. Because standing up to the system can be a very creative experience that opens up the imaginations of a generation. —Sarah Schulman
My heart is breaking for our DACA friends. Many of my students both at UCLA and especially Cal State Fullerton were DACA children. Not only is trump a raging bigot, he’s just downright mean. To where will he deport these young people? They’ve known only the US as their home, speak only English, and serve
Kelly and I are back from a week-long Alaskan cruise with Olivia Travel. Nineteen hundred women on one giant ship! The best part was that we were able to screen our film Letter to Anita to standing ovations and giant hearts. After the screening, women shared their tender heartfelt stories with us which is always