According to the above linked article, Marsha was instrumental in the Stonewall Riots which eventually brought us the Pride movement, bringing rights to LGBT people in the United States. The article is interesting and tells a lot about Marsha’s life, even though much of it was difficult. She was a black, trans sex worker whose death was by questionable circumstances.
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute was formed, helping defend the rights of black trans people.
The above linked article talks about a photo shoot from 2017 that Barbie did with Aimee Song’s doll. According the the article, Mattel says that Barbie is queer when it authorized the photo shoot. I don’t disagree that Barbie might not be only into Ken, but, really, it seems that Twitter and memes are the ones who declared her sexuality, and not Mattel.
The photos are fun, and so are the comments, but I am not sure that it was authorized by Mattel.
I picked this up to read during Pride month, but I didn’t quite get there. I finished it this week. I loved the stories, but the intro to the book and the intro to each story left a lot to be desired. I would recommend the stories, but skip the intros.
I missed both of the above articles when they first came out, and I missed them for Pride Month. They are both interesting, especially since they tell the story of the activists who lead the LBGT community’s stand up against police brutality. One is telling about a series that PBS put out last year about how Pride became mainstream. The other is telling about the people who made it happen.
It is interesting to me that, in the above article, a priest can preach anti-gay sentiments and get away with it. We are taught by the Church to love everyone. I don’t necessarily agree with pushing him off the stage/altar, but I also don’t disagree with the woman who pushed him.