From the Vault: A look back at Palm Springs Pride parade's humble beginning
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A mid the flurry of rainbow-laden corporate logos, sponsored events and news items about gay penguins, it is difficult to turn on a television or set foot in public during June without the reminder that it is Pride Month for LGBT and queer people. This week, New York City is hosting WorldPride in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising , with an estimated 4 million visitors expected to participate. Pride has come a long way since its more radical origins, when marchers numbered in the thousands, corporations were far from getting the memo and the stakes in general felt higher. But there is much to be gleaned from remembering how it once was. His images of queer and trans people parading down the streets of Manhattan illustrate an ebullient and joyous atmosphere that feels not too dissimilar from scenes at pride parades today. The circumstances his subjects faced in their daily lives, however, were profoundly different. Dudley made the photos in this collection during pride parades between and
Protesting higher SF Pride security, 3 groups bow out of parade
At another time in his life, Paulk would have fit right in. But in , Paulk's life as an openly gay man was far behind him. He was then one of the most prominent so-called ex-gays in the country, only two years removed from appearing on the cover of Newsweek , posing with his smiling wife for an article about gay conversion therapy. At 37, Paulk had spent the prior 13 years involved with Exodus International, one of the largest and most influential ex-gay organizations in the world.
Everything changed at a. The Stonewall was operating without a liquor license at Christopher Street in Manhattan. The N. State Liquor Authority did not give out licenses to establishments that served gay patrons.