A Stonewall Veteran, Storme DeLarverie, dies at 93 years old

  • metta

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    Jul 04, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    A Stonewall Veteran, Misses the Parade

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/28/nyregion/28storme.html
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    Jul 04, 2013 2:18 AM GMT
    I surprise we never hear about her
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    Jul 05, 2013 4:53 AM GMT
    May the Life of this woman, Storme DeLarverie be blessed forever. She made her life meaningful not just for herself but for others too.
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    Jul 05, 2013 5:43 AM GMT
    I'm in my 40's and never heard of her till now.

    She deserves a giant hug!
  • The_Guruburu

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    Jul 05, 2013 6:40 AM GMT
    I'd never heard of Ms. DeLaverie, either. It's really depressing how little in touch we are with the elders in our community. So much wisdom, pride, and knowledge will be lost if we don't maintain intergenerational dialogue.
  • metta

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    Jul 05, 2013 6:49 AM GMT
    The Jewel Box on Broadway


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    (Gene Avery, Stormé DeLarverie (center tuxedo), Dore Orr, and (seated) Tobi Marsh


    The Jewel Box Revue, arguably America's first Gay Community, was a traveling troupe of female impersonators that was originally formed in 1939 and would tour cabaret clubs across America and Canada for decades during a time when being openly gay, or even dressing in drag, was a criminal offense often punishable by law. At the pinnacle of their success the Jewel Box performed on Broadway at the Loew's State Theatre in 1958 and this photo depicting entertainers Gene Avery, Stormé DeLarverie, Dore Orr, and Tobi Marsh was taken on the night of their premiere. I was very fortunate to come to know and befriend Tobi Marsh (John Dale Harvey) in the years before his death in 2012 and I have previously written about his recollections of the Jewel Box Revue and the notorious Club 82. Stormé DeLarverie, the only female entertainer of the revue,would become an icon of the LGBT community when, on the night of June 27, 1969, she was one of the first brave individuals to courageously fight back against the police as they raided the Stonewall Inn. The riot that ensued ignited the modern gay rights movement and it should be noted that Stormé was only in New York City on that night because she had just returned from another tour with the Jewel Box Revue.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wayne-anderson/gay-history-the-jewel-box_b_3036117.html
  • metta

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    May 28, 2014 12:58 AM GMT
    Storme DeLarverie, lesbian activist who took part in Stonewall riots, dies at 93

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/05/storme-delarverie-lesbian-activist-who-took-part-in-stonewall-riots-dies-at-93/
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    May 28, 2014 4:50 AM GMT
    RIP Ms. DeLarverie. Your efforts and those of your friends have made this country a better place for generations to come. And dying one day after Memorial Day couldn't have made a bigger impact. This should be the real memorial day, because it marks the beginning of freedom for everyone, not just straight white males.
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    May 28, 2014 6:10 AM GMT
    Woooooooow :3

    Yay lgbt history!