The Stonewall Riots were a response to police brutality and a system of oppression against LGBTQ people that had gone on for years. It was sparked by the bravery of black and brown young people and became a pivotal moment of visibility launching the modern gay rights movement and bringing our community out of the shadows and the closets that had been built around us
The LGBTQ and Civil Rights Movement documentary “From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?” will screen at locations across North Carolina from Oct. 17-20, the Reconciling United Methodists & Friends of North Carolina will meet for a vesper service on Oct. 8 and Savannah Pride will be held from Oct. 26-29 for the first time in the downtown district.
In qnotes’ previous issue, I shared that I was invited to attend a “Meet and Greet” with one of the nation’s five Employment Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) commissioners, Charlotte A. Burrows, in the EEOC’s downtown Raleigh, N.C., office. I received the invite since I am an officer of the Raleigh Business and Professional Network, Raleigh’s National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s affiliate chapter.