Ronald Emmerich is releasing a movie about the Stonewall Riots. He decided to create a fictional character as the primary person in the movie. It is a cute gay guy from the Midwest. We are to believe this guy is the leader of the riots.
In reality it was transgender women of color, drag queens and Lesbians that thew the first brick and punches at the police.
People don’t realize that transgender women and drag queens were being arrested and beaten because it was against the law to wear women’s clothes. Many of these people were raped.
So to have the gritty reality whitewashed sends a message that we are second class people.
What Stonewall was about was or desire to be left alone. It the moved into demands for equality. Finally it became marriage equality. Personally I don’t care about the marriage issue. I care about end of discrimination against LGBT people in this country. In 32 states a transgender person can be legally fired, lose housing and other liberties because they transgender. To me equality is more important that marriage equality.
Society wants to have a softer more homogenized view of LGBT people. Well guess what. We demand equality and transgender and queer people are not always easily packaged. So in essence give us equality and then leave us the fuck alone. I don’t want to hear questions about my genitals and don’t tell me I pass. I am like any other transgender woman just wants to be female.
So yes I am pissed off. It is not fun watch Hollywood erase the role transgender women, drag queens and Lesbians played in starting the LGBT movement.
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