The Stonewall demonstrations happened on my birthday, but it’s not because I was doing so much celebrating forty years ago that I missed the news. Most everyone else did too.
Six months later Karl Rove’s father left his family. Turns out he was gay, and he wasn’t even really Karl’s father.
Fast-forward to election year, 2004. Gay marriage bans are making the news, big time, courtesy of. . . Karl Rove.
Now the backlash has begun. Six states; more to come. Thank you, Karl Rove, Karl Rove’s father, and the guys at the Stonewall Inn in 1969, for raising our awareness of how unjust it all has been.
And I’m quite proud to celebrate my birthday on Gay Pride Day.