Human Rights are My Pride.

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    Jan 26, 2014 11:33 PM GMT
    A short video I made last night with web pics about the continued struggle for our human rights. A 'made at home' feel for sure, but let me know what you think.

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    Jan 26, 2014 11:43 PM GMT
    I like the idea of it but I presume that's just the first cut? I'd like to see you add 1 gay pride per year. Maybe you can find a less grainy pic of Stonewall. Maybe if there's a stat showing the rate of AIDS deaths before and after it was taken seriously to reinforce the idea of the benefits of accepting people being gay. I presume the rate went down but I haven't looked at that. And we were considered a personality disorder not just before the 70s as you stated, but through I think it was 73 or 74, you need to be more accurate on that.
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    Jan 27, 2014 12:11 AM GMT
    What I especially liked was bringing to attention what I'd forgotten, how early gay pride parades began, before I came of age. It's nice to know something's older than me.

    The graininess of some photos--not just what you've shown, but generally--actually pisses me off a little or at least makes me a little sad because the stuff today is so clear. Also a little upsetting is that we don't have many photos of our friends from back then.

    I was wondering when looking at the photos in that high school senior's porn thread if the clarity might somehow make it seem more like porn than when porn shots weren't so clear. That might sound a little weird. Just a feeling I got from looking at it.
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    Jan 27, 2014 5:22 AM GMT
    Even when I was a kid I felt like I was born a half a generation too late. I was involved in environmental issues back then but I was just a kid so not the real political stuff. The Vietnam War ended my senior year high school so that was more an issue for our older brothers. Civil rights with the Black Panthers was in full gear. I remember that. One of the kids of a family friend was in the Hells Angels or some similar group out in Calif. Those were wild times.

    The last high school I attended had just desegregated right before I got there so we had some racial riots close down campus a few times. Protesters felt empowered because they were. A Chic filet-type event never would have survived that. Kids wouldn't have been tweeting. They'd have been breaking windows.

    That Stonewall came out of that makes perfect sense. And I'm just reading the wiki on it. It's a very nice write up.

    I knew a lot of gay prides honored Stonewall but I didn't realize that the first pride marked Stonewall's 1st anniversary...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots
    Christopher Street Liberation Day on June 28, 1970 marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots with an assembly on Christopher Street and the first Gay Pride march in U.S. history,...