Happy Pride Everyone!!

raising the rainbow flag

It’s been 40-years (to the day) since gay men and women finally said “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”.  On that day, a haphazard group gay men and women, fought back against the New York police after one too many police raids on the Stonewall Inn..  These brave acts are now referred to as the Stonewall Riots, and mark the beginning of the modern-day gay rights movement.  Truly a reason to celebrate and be proud of!

But, as pointed out in the following Frank Rich New York Times op-ed, our community still has a long ways to go, including here in Illinois:

40 Years Later, Still Second-Class Americans