Monday, June 29, 2009

PFLAG Remembering Stonewall

As this week marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that ignited the modern struggle for LGBT equality, AARP gives voice to the LGBT and ally leaders who have helped shape the direction of our movement.

And AARP turned to PFLAG National president John Cepek for his memories. Cepek tells AARP:

"Little did my wife and I know when we got married in June 1969 that our marriage and the birth of the gay rights movement would coincide. Now when we celebrate our anniversary, we also celebrate our wonderful gay son, and we are committed to seeing that he has the same civil rights as his straight brother."

Click here to read more about AARP'c commemoration of the Stonewall uprising.

And be sure to watch AARP's interview with Frank Kameny, below. At age 84 today, Frank Kameny was a key player in the birth of the gay rights movement, putting "his job and his life on the line for a cause he believed in."

5 comments:

Gretchen said...

My name is Gretchen. My wife Patty and I were married June 28, 2008, and we honestly did NOT know that it was the 39th anniversary of Stonewall!

Needless to say, Stonewall means a great deal to us.

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