Seven Oft-Overlooked Queer Activists

Pride season, as Them says, oftentimes doubles as queer history month. While many people are aware of significant names like Harvey Milk, Martha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, there are countless lesser-known individuals who played (and continue to play) vital roles in fighting for rights, representation and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community. From Karl Heinrich Ulrichs to Harry Hay and Victoria Cruz, Them has created …

LGBTQ+ Activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera to Get NYC Monument

A statue planned for Greenwich Village’s Ruth Wittenberg Triangle will honor Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, activists and icons of the LGBTQ+ community. The pair co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, an organization that offered support for homeless drag queens, gay youth and trans people. And, as legend has it, Rivera threw the first bottle during the Stonewall riots. Rivera and Johnson, both drag queens …

Michael Blume: Blunder

From the Stonewall Inn’s annual Pride Reception (highlighting the Stonewall Inn Gives Back non-profit charitable organization) to Bonnaroo and an 8 June album release, Michael Blume’s been busy using his music to advocate for others. “Blunder” off the forthcoming EP Cynicism & Sincerity demonstrates the power of Blume’s message and music. And the accompanying music videos emphasizes the beauty of it all.