James Kirchick writes:
The role of [Frank] Kameny and other gay rights pioneers has been neglected by many historians, journalists, and cultural influencers, who prefer to locate the origins of the movement for gay equality in “a race riot against the police started by hustling transwomen of color.” They speak of the “privilege” supposedly enjoyed by Kameny and the other gay white men who dominated the pre-Stonewall gay rights movement, as if being a homosexual in mid-century America — hunted by the police, purged by the government, confined to mental institutions, and subjected to barbaric forms of medicalized torture — was a blessed way of life. That the movement’s intellectual roots are reformist and bourgeois does not suit these people’s ideological commitments or theory of history.
James Kirchick writes that the history of the gay rights movement has been distorted by progressives because noting the movement’s intellectual roots are reformist and bourgeois “does not suit these people’s ideological commitments or theory of history.” https://t.co/fwhqVOiyK6— CultureWatch (@IndeGayForum) July 1, 2022
Adam Zivo on the "emerging 'woke homophobia' that denigrates gay men and attempts to minimize their role in LGBTQ history. https://t.co/ekY7xvJ8D8— CultureWatch (@IndeGayForum) June 25, 2022