It was extremely chaotic and continued on for quite some time, so over the years it is hard to figure out exactly who was where when. So given our prevalence as over 50% of the LGBTQ community, it would be surprising and downright odd if a good proportion of the people caught up Weren’t bisexual, (that being said people certainly do know many Elders of the LGBT Community who are members of the Stonewall Veterans Association, who have over the years, had lovers of various genders and who have used various labels over time that include bisexual, as well as homosexual, gay, tranny, trans, queer, if not more). Interestingly enough one of the the most seriously hurt people arrested that first evening was a straight folksinger, (and a colleague of folksinger Phil Ochs, the uncle of bisexual activist Robyn Ochs) who finished a gig and walked out onto the street and into the wrong place at the wrong time. The police beat him about the head, dragged him from the street into the bar and then arrested him.
In the political movement that immediately grew from the aftermath there certainly was a great deal of Bisexual Representation, including in leadership roles.
Some of the most well know were the late Brenda Howard, called the "Mother of Pride" for her work in coordinating a rally and then the Christopher Street Liberation Day March to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Howard also originated the idea of a week-long series of events around Pride Day which became the genesis of the annual LGBT Pride celebrations that are now held around the world every June.
Additionally the late Sylvia Rivera, a great friend and colleague of Brenda Howard, was also a non-monosexual person having had lovers of different genders, including her long-time partner Julia Murray. For which Rivera endured a great deal of flack from many people - including "respectable" gay/lesbians - who felt it necessary to remark, that in their opinion if she was going to have a female-identified partner then why didn’t she just stay as a male-identified person herself, thereby being "normal". And in this way showed their complete lack of understanding of the differences between gender and sexual orientation.
Also there was the late Steven Donaldson who among other things, (those were busy times) founded the first official Student LGBT Group (then called a Homophile Group) in on April 1967 The Student Homophile League (SHL) (now called the Columbia Queer Alliance) at Columbia University. He then went on to assist students at other colleges and universities to found their own groups. By 1971, there were an estimated 150 gay student groups at colleges and universities “often with official sanction and with remarkable acceptance from fellow students”.
It has to be something we create and purchase for. Art by women, design by women, architecture by women, books by women, comics by women, magazines by women, and writing and art that does not support bad old stereotypes. And not just women of your own color. Trans women, LBQ women, WoallCs. Experiment. Venture. Try.
Don’t trash talk other women; talk them up. Support women who have been victimized. Don’t be part of the problem. Disagree, yes, but with respect. If other women behave badly, walk away.
Meet the faces of the “I’m Sorry” campaign, a group of Christians who go to Chicago’s pride celebrations every year to apologize for their past hateful actions against LGBT people. The group started in 2010 and has since moved to other cities across the world. This is what love looks like. (via the Advocate)
NOOOO NO NO NONO CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY
This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.