IN THE LIFE's Summer of Stonewall

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    Jun 06, 2009 12:48 AM GMT
    Hi Guys:

    I wanted to share with you IN THE LIFE's Summer of Stonewall mini-site. It's part of our summer-long campaign celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Stonewall by counting down the best (and some of the worst) moments from each year of the LGBT civil rights struggle. Just today, we spotlighted the founding of ACT UP in 1987. Since most of our schools do not teach us about LGBT history, our hope is that this will help to educate our community about some of the pivotal moments in our struggle.

    Please check it out and let me know what you think.

  • barriehomeboy

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    Jun 06, 2009 2:21 AM GMT
    Thanks. I find In The Life to be the most predictable program though. Enough with the fucking quilt! Enough with the stage shows written by gay playwrites, or acted by gay actors, and Harvey the gay guy. What about the rest of us? What's it like to be gay and in....insert place name...? Anyone else share my frustrations with In the Life?
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    Jun 06, 2009 3:00 AM GMT
    Hey - thanks for your honesty. Are you watching IN THE LIFE on PBS or did you watch it on Logo?

    Because the last two seasons have been much more about current issues, more hard-hitting, less artsy. We're continuing that focus with the show as well as moving onto the web more aggressively with more activist oriented content.

    I encourage you to visit the website or our YouTube channel, where there is streaming and downloadable versions of the last few seasons. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 06, 2009 9:10 AM GMT
    The sad part is that most gay men today don't remember Stonewall or what it represented. I certainly do - I remember when AIDS was a "mysterious flu" that guys were getting in San Francisco (circa 1982) - and when the first break-through drug appeared for HIV - and then faultered.... Gay history is something that should be taught - but isn't - that's why the series of Summer of Stonewall is so important. It teaches us who we are, where we came from and who we can be... WATCH IT!