Today, we celebrate Veterans Day across the U.S. On this day we recognize all of the veterans of all of the wars fought on behalf of our great nation. Those who have given of themselves, even be it life or limb or more, are owned a great deal of gratitude for their service. They served bravely.
Roland Emmerich, known for action-packed blockbusters such as Independence Day, might not be the first name that comes to mind to direct a movie about the Stonewall riots, which marked the launch of the modern day LGBT rights movement as we know it.
When Joseph Israel Lobdell passed away in 1912 at the Binghamton State Hospital, his death went largely unnoticed. Joe, as he was known, was 82 and had been confined to mental institutions since 1880. In the intervening decades, his siblings had predeceased him.