President Obama Announces Designation of the ‘Stonewall National Monument’ in NYC

  • metta

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    Jun 24, 2016 4:22 PM GMT
    President Obama Announces Designation of the ‘Stonewall National Monument’ in NYC


    http://www.towleroad.com/2016/06/stonewall-national-monument/
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    Jun 24, 2016 5:12 PM GMT
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    Jun 24, 2016 7:07 PM GMT

    Being out some 27 years now, so glad to be alive and here in the present moment to witness our LGBT historic forward movement(s) the last few years.

    Thinking back throughout, how many people we have lost or not with us anymore who never would have believed our progress, its encouraging





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    Jun 24, 2016 8:20 PM GMT
    This is great news. I just watched the video and then saw your post.
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    Jun 24, 2016 11:00 PM GMT
    Awww, what a dishonor.
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    Jun 25, 2016 1:16 AM GMT
    Took him long enough!
    Better late then never
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    Jun 25, 2016 1:51 AM GMT

    Ever since the week of Orlando, this oldie but goodie keeps running in my head, the lyrics are fitting icon_cool.gif



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    Jun 25, 2016 2:03 AM GMT
    ELNathB said
    Being out some 27 years now, so glad to be alive and here in the present moment to witness our LGBT historic forward movement(s) the last few years.

    Thinking back throughout, how many people we have lost or not with us anymore who never would have believed our progress, its encouraging


    Yeah, out since the 1970s myself, experiencing the fruition of this struggle now for me is a little bitter sweet. Glad we're getting this, very glad for current & future generations of LGBT, but a little sad that we went most of our lifetime in that struggle working towards these results but not having lived with the benefits of finally gaining some dignity in life for the LGBT.

    It's amazing to have experienced this in the course of one lifetime, well, at least for those of us who timed it right. As many who fought for these rights died before gaining them. Obama did us right. Thank you Mr. President. How wonderful to have our own monument celebrating the beginning of our movement in 1969, when in this same year, the women's movement is also first getting their own monument to their history in America when their suffrage movement dates back to, when, the 1800s?

    So this is really quite a wonderful gesture to our struggle from the Democratic President of the United States of America

    http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2016/04/12/u-s-gets-its-first-national-monument-to-womens-history/U.S. gets its first national monument to women’s history

    President Obama on Tuesday — Equal Pay Day, as he noted — designated the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, in Washington D.C., which was home to one of the nation’s leading women’s rights organizations, the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. The house was purchased by suffragist Alice Paul in 1929, for the National Woman’s Party (NWP), and remained the group’s headquarters until 1997, when the party became an educational organization and converted the house to a museum.


    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160411-national-womans-party-house-museum-park-service-monument/A house and museum that was home to one of the nation’s leading women’s rights organizations will be the United States’ first national monument to women’s history.

    On Tuesday, the Obama administration will designate the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum in Washington, D.C., as the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, underlining the National Park Service’s desire to acquire more sites that highlight women’s achievements. The monument joins three national parks that also focus on women’s history (parks are approved by Congress, while monuments are chosen by the president and do not require congressional approval).

    Suffragist Alice Paul moved the National Woman’s Party to the house in 1929. It remained the party’s headquarters until 1997, when the NWP became an educational organization, and turned the house into a museum.


    Interesting from that one article that "monuments are chosen by the president and do not require congressional approval".

    As if the Republican congress ever would have allowed this honor. May the GOP go fuck itself.
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    Jun 25, 2016 9:46 PM GMT
    More hypocrisy from a president whose "Good Friend" stones gays to death:
  • KissTheSky

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    Jul 04, 2016 9:05 PM GMT
    Another historic milestone for gay Americans, thanks to President Obama.
    More and more straight people and young people will learn about the history of gay Americans' struggle for equality, thanks to this national monument designation.
    As other posters have mentioned, this would not be possible if Republicans had a voice in the decision, but the important thing is that we have a pro-gay President, who has made massive strides forward for us.
    SO PROUD of President Obama!
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