Segal founded the Philadelphia Gay News – Believes to be one of the oldest of its kind, an LGBTQ weekly – in 1976long before most people even knew homosexuals, even less interested in LGBTQ media. The Stonewall riots, which launched the gay rights movement, had taken place six years earlier. Segal created the publication in the hope of improving communication both within the LGBTQ community and outside.
Over time, Segal's paper has grown in importance and importance. Segal believed in real practice, serious journalism, covering communities traditionally ignored by the mainstream media. Hillary Clinton She wrote an editorial in the publication in 2016, for the first time that a large presidential candidate wrote an editorial for an LGBTQ newspaper. Philadelphia Gay News always exists, providing added value at a time when the average LGBTQ person can sometimes feel as if state of decline.
Segal did more than just find a weekly. He was at Stonewall riots. He was known LGBTQ activist as early as 1972, when he was thrown out of a TV dance contest to dance with a male partner. After this show, Segal began to crush the series of other television programs, or to "zap" them, as I called it. In 1973, Segal jumped ahead of Walter Cronkite, the legendary presenter of the news, with a sign saying "Gays Protest CBS Prejudice".
Later, Cronkite made arrangements for Segal to meet the top management of the CSB and discuss ways to improve their gay coverage. A year later, Cronkite produced a complete segment on gay rights.
Segal founded The National Gay Press Association and the National Gay Newspaper Guild, which serve LGBTQ journalists and LGBTQ newspapers, have been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Journalists.
Mashable has been talking to the media pioneer about his accomplishments and his confidence in the future.
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.
Mark Segal: The obvious answer is to be a participant in Stonewall, but it was the beginning of my life as a "gay activist". At that time it did not exist, nor a salary that went with it. You did it by passion. Although many would like to make (Stonewall) my legacy, personally, my campaign against the media to end the invisibility of LGBTs is high on the list. I think this has been a theme in my life.
I was among those who founded the Gay Liberation Front from the ashes of Stonewall (Editor's Note: The Gay Liberation Front was formed as a group of homosexual activists who organized marches, formed awareness groups and published a newspaper following the Stonewall riots). I created a committee of young homosexuals to deal with the issues facing LGBT youth, including a 24-hour hotline in 1970.
MS: Andy Warhol said everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. Social media has only 15 tweets, or likes. With the Trump administration trying to reduce the gains made by our community, especially with trans questionsit's time to not just scream. We must act.
And as we did at Stonewall and what TAKE ACTION made for AIDS (Editor's note: ACT UP is an organization created in response to the AIDS crisis that prompted the medical community and government to respond.), we must start again. We need to be creative in responding to bigots, bullies and bad guys. We should be united with other communities. This battle does not only concern LGBT people, it concerns the race, it concerns women's rights, immigration rights. Social justice is not just about a cause.
MS: It taught me how to fight back and end invisibility for our community – lessons I learned Philadelphia Gay News award-winning LGBT media. We believe in news and impactful comments.
MS: Until 1967, LGBT media were scarce, mainly newsletters of small "gay rights" organizations. Then in 1967, a raid on a gay bar called The Black Cat in L.A. leads to the discovery of L & # 39; lawyer, the first major national LGBT news publication (Editor's Note: Activists founded The Advocate after the raid inspired the wave of organizing). The majority of LGBT media are born of local activism.
I now hope that LGBT journalism will become more local, local, local … You can get news and national information on thousands of websites on the web. We need original stories that we have and can not be found elsewhere.
MS: For an old man, too.
MS: To help my community learn that she has to see things big, have a great vision and not be afraid to get in front of people for that to happen. This is the spirit of Stonewall.
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It's the idea behind it YouTube channel as a whole, but especially his series, True tea. In this document, Blake answers questions on a variety of topics, including feminism, privileges, race and transgender rights. Often, she will return this honesty by examining her own life, beliefs and identity. It also hosts a JSYK Podcast where she discusses misconceptions that people have about different lifestyles and identities. Blaque has more than 135,000 subscribers to its main YouTube channel, which has logged more than 7.7 million views, according to an analyst firm. SocialBlade
The journey towards this kind of introspection and transparency has not been simple, however. In fact, she has not always been comfortable with sharing her life with the Internet. Mashable sits with Blaque to talk about this trip, its identity and the way forward to become viral.
The interview below has been modified for its length and clarity.
Kat Blaque: YouTube has always been a very important thing in my life. I have been using it since I was 15 years old. And initially, I created your very typical article about trans bloggers, which is to document the transition and things like that. But I really started having more success after I started making educational videos. True Tea I was a very educated educational series on the political level. I had very spontaneously talked about politics and things that were going on, but now it's a lot more personal … because I thought I wanted to be a little more scrutinized when it was a good thing. to discuss political issues. So now, I talk a lot about my experiences and perspectives, and occasionally I discuss in True Tea how my life is influenced by my transsexual character.
KB: I usually focus on two things: misogyny, racism, sexism and transphobia. And I think that what makes my channel unique is that I am a trans person, but also a black woman. This leads to very specific interactions, and sometimes racism influences how I am treated, sometimes on transphobia, often a combination of both. So, I bring this kind of intersectionality in some way, by simply showing how discrimination and things have had a specific impact my life in particular.
KB: I've had a very interesting story with YouTube, because I've never really wanted to be a YouTuber. I just wanted to make videos and be able to have stuff there. But one of the reasons I stay on YouTube is that I decided to be more visible … When I was younger, I closed my eyes and imagined what my future would be, I could not imagine it. Most of the reasons I'm on YouTube are simply because there is some form of representation in the new media age. I like being there, being a face, representing trans youth, queer and interviewing people about the fact that you can live and grow up and become a functioning adult and who is transgender.
KB: Trans YouTube is interesting because you will have specific kinds of silos and it's not because you make videos that you are popular. For a while, I was on this trans collaboration channel, where it was a group of other trans women, and at that time I also made a video of "Draw My Life", which is a very classic drawing of my life. I have a background of illustration and animation, so mine was really cute (laughs)! My collaboration channel led to this YouTuber named Franchesca Ramsey to find my content. And I wanted to work with this little animated film, but at the time, I was very worried about seeing my work become a transsexual person again. I really enjoyed it when you searched for my legal name, Kathryn Wilkins, you have pictures of smiling white women and my artistic work … (There was nothing there) that said "trans".
I knew that if I worked with Franchesca, it would be a time when it was impossible for my job not to be connected to my YouTube channel, which is related to my transactional nature. I had two of these experiences. At the time … I lived with a partner and we had not really told his family that I was trans. His mother knew it because he had a history of trans women, but it was not something that most of his family knew. I was between two jobs, I had already worked at illustration shows for two children, and they had dried up. At the time, I was really obsessed with working at Buzzfeed and they contacted me … and even said, "We want you to be in this video about the stuff trans." I thought, "who the hell is going to watch a trans video of Buzzfeed?" And I wanted to work with them so badly that I thought, "Well, let's do it." So I made the video and it has allowed me to get to know a lot of people I've known for two years, including family members. It was an interesting thing because on one side, I was the victim of many new discriminations. In the end, this led my ex and I to be kicked out of our home because his family members were not comfortable with that and it was really bad. But honestly, it was like, well what was the impact? I had made this video where I had had a positive impact on people around the world and in many ways it was more important than the little shit with which I was.
It's funny, I was talking to UC Boulder a few months ago and this kid came to me and said, "I saw this video and it helped me understand that I was transgender. " For me it was worth it. I recognize that being open and being excluded – even if it very often makes me very uncomfortable – is also something that I think is better for the greater good in general. That's why I've somehow changed … just to be honest. While I felt safer with myself and my sex, and all that, going out did not bother me so much.
KB: I am talking about learning, sharing and growth. A big part of my perspective and the reason I create the content that I create is because I really believe that there are a lot of people who are just not exposed to certain points of view. A big part of what I do is to create a space for open conversation and, in theory, to encourage some kind of empathy and understanding. Many people do not really know how to be with a transsexual person before meeting a trans person. I think that very often, people go on my channel and find some kind of video that resonates with them. And it is very common for me to have followers who are just family with my feminist work where I specifically talk about sexism, then find a video where I talk about my transsexual character.
For me, even though I'm a trans person, you will never see me describe myself as a transgender blogger because that's part of my story, but it's not all history. A big part of my job is to be a woman, simply. I have so many followers that will meet me through these types of videos that will then discover that I am trans and then discover that they have resonated with me in a way that they did not expect it, then it opens their attention to a little more understanding of trans people. It's kind of what I'm trying to do with my channel, it's creating a space where people talk, listen and learn something from my experiences, because my experiences are not honestly described honestly (elsewhere) . It is important for me, if I have the ability, to spread my story.
KB: For me, the month of pride is actually complicated, because I do not really interact with spaces of pride. My story is very unusual for many other transgender people where I have not really found a refuge for the LGBT community. I somehow just made the transition and started to disappear from this crowd. So I do not necessarily have that need of pride or these spaces, but I also recognize what they are, what they represent on a larger scale. The opportunity to participate in an event and meet so many different people who also share your experience, which, in your opinion, is often rare, is enormous.
I think pride is important for that reason. Many people do not know that Pride started as a riot. It was not that long ago a capitalist enterprise. It was a riot for people who really needed to fight the status quo that was actively trying to hurt them … Pride really meant the ability for people to come together and fight for their right to fucking to exist.
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Notice, it was in 2009, coming out of the videos, in which the subject comes out publicly or offers advice, began to emerge. YouTube user EatYourPeas18 is reported to have published one of the first to release videos in 2007. (The original was removed, but a new version was reimported later.)
In 2009, I did not find a lot of YouTubers queer to help me. Frankly, the people who have helped me the most on the platform are members of the Survivor group, including the classic 80s, "Eye of the Tiger", I . The song gave me the sheer, old-fashioned strength I needed to communicate with my immediate friends.
"Although there is a wide variety of spaces for digital self-expression, YouTube has been the first to facilitate the publication of your own video content," Wuest told Mashable by email. . "From what I've seen, many young homosexuals have not found meaningful or reflective portrayals in movies and television at the time – for a young religious homosexual of color in a poor rural area, for example, representations centered on urban areas, white gay men may not offer much to their own experience, but something like YouTube, which offers not only a platform independent video production form, but also allows the search for specific content through titles, tags, etc. access to a wider variety of stories ".
A.t. Furuya is responsible for the GLSEN Youth Program, an LGBTQ youth rights organization. Furuya understands the deep emotional appeal of such videos for the people they serve. "Young people have a choice between many options," Furuya told Mashable during a phone interview. "You can get so many videos."
The popularity of these videos is obviously a good thing, but Furuya fears to set a difficult precedent. "For your video to come out" matters ", you must have a certain number of subscribers or some sort of instant celebrity.," Furuya says. "I'm afraid this is what (young people) think … you have to be an important trans person." Oh, I must be famous. "
Popularity may be the key to success in high school, but it should never be the measure to measure the value of an upcoming video.
Just as there is no good or bad way out, there is no perfect formula for an exit video. While some videos may be more useful than others, they are instructional videos with an excellent sense of humor or very personal videos exploring deep emotions.
Here's a list of videos that offer a range of perspectives, but offer thoughtful, fun, fun tips, or helpful tips for people looking to go out like gay or trans people.
Raines' play is a particularly humorous look at becoming trans. YouTuber explores many different ways for transgender people to go through a series of truly fun sketches (not just say that!).
Raines made the conscious choice to explore this challenging content with a comical lens and a touch of seriousness at the conclusion of the video.
"I made this video to show the frustrations of going out and to say not to give up, go out does not always work the first time, nor the second, nor even the third, whether it's because of nerves or d & rsquo; A misunderstanding, "Raines told Mashable in an email. "Sometimes it can take a few attempts to get the message across, I know the video is a little far-fetched, but I also hoped it would give people ideas on how to get out, and I wanted to talk the subject (in a light way that, hopefully, would make people laugh – even if it's just my horrible acting! "
Mills reconstructs his coming with a particularly well-produced video. For those of us who sometimes discover too many videos too close to the house to watch, I highly recommend looking at Mills' story, which sounds emotionally familiar while still being funny. Well done to her.
Comedy on YouTube can be a particularly harmful genre of comedy, but Collins' video is exceptionally funny. Watch the YouTuber come out of the closet by literally coming out of a closet and pulling a rainbow tattoo. It's a total kickoff of its kind, but Collins never seems so cruel or sneaky.
Kingsrod makes everyone happy with this very amusing list of nearly 100 ways to go out. Fortunately, it only lasts about ten minutes. There are sketches, wigs, very nerdy braces and a sincere message at the end.
This video has been viewed more than 27 million times on YouTube since it was first published in 2015. I am a con for twins' content (sorry), but I also have a deep respect for those brave souls who express their emotions in front of the camera. . The two men sincerely discuss their feelings with their father in such a deeply personal way and – I think it's just to use this adjective – a source of inspiration. It's rare to see this level of emotional intimacy and I applaud the twins for doing so.
When I went out, I wanted to get advice from my peers, not professionals. YouTuber Isaiah Larkin offers the best of both worlds: mature and wise exit tips, delivered with the intimacy and warmth you expect from a friend. It almost made me cry a few times. I recommend it to people of all ages, but especially to young people looking to go out.
Turner gives specific advice to transsexuals, but it also contains many tips that also apply to young cis-queers. Turner provides original search tips that do not appear to have been ripped off a Google search. For example, I liked Turner's suggestion that people thought of talking to family and friends individually rather than in groups. Although there is no good or bad way to do this, I often found that my face-to-face interviews had more impact than when they were speaking to large groups.
Ninh does a great job providing thoughtful and meaningful advice and then demonstrating it with a fun skit. Exit videos can become very serious, very fast. It's so great to watch YouTuber that can blend perfectly with really useful information.
Although it's not a competition, Ellen Page's 2014 speech could be the ultimate video. He has the level of emotional openness that we have come to love from him as an interpreter and which people often need when they turn to others. I would have liked to watch this before going out. This makes it seem both courageous and feasible.
If only these videos had existed when I was 26 years old.
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Less those who live in the great state of California or are schooled at home by lesbian mothers, the majority of students simply do not learn the history of the LBGTQ. The little they know, they probably learned either from RuPaul (an excellent source), or from anti-gay propaganda shared at a bus station.
It's time to change that. After all, there is so much more in queer and trans history than Dallas Buyers Club and the soundtrack of To rent.
Here are some of the LBGTQ icon names that you can now keep near your heart.
Transgender Artist and militant Marsha P. Johnson was one of the most influential figures in the Stonewall riots in 1969. Johnson, a model for Andy Warhol, was one of the first to oppose the police when she started harassing guests at the Stonewall Inn, a historic and gay center. bar
With Sylvia Rivera, another trans activistJohnson founded Street Transvestite Activist Revolutionaries (STAR), a group that provides shelter, food and other essential resources for trans and non-binary youth. It was one of the first organizations in the country to serve this population.
When foreigners Asked Johnson to reveal her sex or the meaning of her initial, she would tell them that the "P" in her middle name meant "Do not pay that in mind."
She died in 1992. While her death was originally pronounced, her friends think she may have been killed killedand the file has since been reopened.
Longtime LGBTQ activist Barbara Gittings agitated for the rights of homosexuals at the end of the 50s, before the riots of Stonewall about 10 years. Gittings founded the New York Chapter of the Bilitis Girls, the country's first lesbian group, in 1958. In 1965, she was in front of the White House to participate in one of the first protests for human rights. gays and lesbians in the country.
In the 1970s, Gittings convinced the American Psychiatric Association to stop labeling homosexuality as a mental disorder.
Absolutely brilliant, Gittings helped introduce LGBTQ literature into libraries and then became the head of Gay Working Group of the American Library Association.
Is there anything other than a radical lesbian activist librarian? There is not any.
Rustin first became known for his leadership in the civil rights movement, helping to organize the first march in Washington in 1941 with A. Philip Randolph. A socialist and advocate of non-violence, Rustin became more interested in gay rights in the 1980s after being removed from office. In 1986, Rustin fought for the passage of one bill on the equality of gays At New York. This year I have argued that "Homosexuals are the new barometer of social change."
Rustin, who was unable to marry his same-sex partner, ended up by adopting it to ensure the couple had legal protection. Rustin died in 1987. In 2013, Obama paid tribute to Rustin's life by awarding him the presidential medal of freedom.
It's only a matter of time before Windsor becomes the subject of a U.S. U.S. Historic Test Prompt. She was a principal applicant in the case of the United States v. Windsor, which set the legal precedent for same-sex marriage in 2013.
Windsor became a full-time, full-time activist beginning in 1975. When her partner died in 2009, Windsor was required to pay death duties of $ 363,053 because she and her wife were unable to legally marry. in the USA. In 2010, she sued the federal government in the case that became US v. Windsor. She was actively involved in a number of gay rights organizations, including gay and lesbian advocates and advocates, the LGBT community center in New York and SAGE for older LGBT adults.
Known under the name of the "father of gay liberation" radical militant and communist Harry Hay was fired as a "Oddball" in American history precisely because of his radicalism. In 1950, the secret is founded Mattachine Company, one of the first in the country gay rights organizations. That's 19 years before the Stonewall riots.
He was forced to leave the Communist Party because of his sexuality, but nevertheless remained a communist. In the 1970s, there was a movement called "Radical Faeries", a counter-cultural neo-pagan movement with a strong environmental and anarchist tendencies. Throughout his work, he discusses the binary norms of sexuality as well as the toxic male norms.
"A separate people / We bring a gift to celebrate", wrote eleven people in an untitled poem. "It's a gift to be gay! Feel the pride of it!"
Thank you, we do it.
This story was published in 2018 and updated in 2019.
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Of course, you should mix homosexual books with your stack of books to read, no matter the time of year, but this month, while you're celebrating pride, queer books can be the perfect way to Explore the extent and diversity of the LGBTQ community. .
Fortunately for anyone looking for a good gay reading, the book world is full of strange stories of all genres.
Whether you're looking for a meditative poem collection about the identity and mental health of homosexuals, a deep dive into New York City ballroom culture in the '80s and' 90s, a comic book about a group scouts who find themselves prey to supernatural creatures at the camp, or a new story about a shapeshifter who navigates in life and dating, there is a queer book for you.
Here are 18 very cheerful and very good books that you should read this month of pride.
Novel awarded Andrew Greer's Pulitzer Prize 2018 less Our character begins with a character in crisis: our protagonist Arthur is a struggling novelist who feels existential as he approaches his fiftieth birthday. To make matters worse, he has just received an invitation to the wedding of his ex-boyfriend. Instead of despair, Arthur says "NOPE" and instead launches into a random literary world tour. But what sells the book is Greer's heart and resounding humor, which makes this story of romantic misadventure as funny as it is serious.
Sometimes all you need is a good friend. And that's where it is You know me well to eat in. The book is about Mark and Kate, two students who have remained strangers, even though they are sitting side by side in class for a whole year. When they meet unexpectedly at a San Francisco bar, each facing a small fit (Kate just ran away from love while Mark takes care of the fact that the boy has the ## 147 ## 39; love is interested in someone else), they become quick friends Documenting the adventures of Mark and Kate with love, relationships and growing up, You know me well reveals how our friends can become our biggest lifeline.
The story was published in 2018 and updated in 2019.
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