Gays and lesbians know that we still have a long way to go in our struggle for equality. Yet, we’re proud that we’ve come this far.
Gay Pride Month
In honor of Pride Month, and in the ongoing struggle for gay marriage and all equal rights for the queer community, here is the one and only Staceyann Chin. Born in Jamaica, based in Brooklyn, Chin is an international literary rock star and advocate for human rights. Is she a feminist or (in Alice Walker's words) a "womanist"? Listen in and find out.
We emcee rallies, introduce local politicos, ride in open convertibles waving sweatily to spectators pointing at us and mouthing, “Who’s that?” Sometimes we even get to perform short sets in between mega-amped, lip-syncing divas of the dance club scene.
We’re in the midst of Gay Pride Month, and we have much to celebrate and much yet to achieve.