Sunday, January 03, 2021

"At the Intersection of LGBTQ Pride and Black Lives Matter", short film by the Los Angeles Times

 

West Hollywood, 2012

The Los Angeles Times has a short film “At the Intersection of LGBTQ Pride and Black Lives Matter”, posted July 2020, with Erika D. Smith, Lillian Faderman and Alexei Romanoff, 6 minutes,

I can rather let the film speak for itself.

However the tone of gay rights has changed since 2010 (end of “don’t ask don’t tell” and even 2015 (Obergefell and gay marriage) and today, with the pandemic and then the unrest after a number of police actions against some individuals of color.

This year, the pandemic precluded Pride celebrations as we known them and largely (though not completely) closed bars and discos; but large protests associated with Black Lives Matter grew.  Various influencers in the gay community were encouraged to vigorously support BLM on their social media pages, often unaware of the apparent Marxist connections (as with Patrisse Cullors).

The film maintains that Stonewall started among people of color, not white gay men, who are quite separate in many cultural beliefs.

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