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SINGING THEIR PRAISES

OCTOBER IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH. CHARDINE TAYLORSTONE FINDS INSPIRATION IN THE LIVES OF ICONIC LGBTQ WOMEN OF COLOUR
Warrior Poet: Audre Lorde, pictured in 1980. Opposite page: Marsha P Johnson and Gladys Bentley
PHOTOS CREATIVE COMMONS

MARSHA P JOHNSON

The Stonewall Riots of 1969 marked a seminal moment in our LGBTQ history. Stonewall sparked a movement that led to the first Pride marches and a generation fighting for their rights to love and desire who they wanted, with no apologies. Marsha P Johnson is a name we should all know as she is reported to have been the first to show resistance outside the Stonewall Inn where she was a regular. A black trans woman, Marsha went on to become a leader in the fight for trans rights in the 70s and 80s and was becoming a well-known and respected HIV activist in New York before her unresolved death in 1992. Recent accounts of the Stonewall Riots have whitewashed her pivotal role, depicting young white gay cis men as first to resist police brutality. The erasure of Marsha P Johnson is a loss to us all. It is her legacy and her courage to say “no” and take action that night outside the Stonewall Inn on her 25th birthday that paved the way for all LGBTQs to be where we are today.

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This month’s cover features some of the movers and shakers on the first ever DIVA Power List as voted for you. Also in this issue… Black History Month: Inspirational women who deserve to be remembered Vicky Beeching on keeping the faith after coming out as lesbian BBC newsreader Jane Hill is feeling blue post-Rio Phyll Opoku-Gyimah speaks to lesbian and bi asylum seekers Heather Peace takes on gendered toy manufacturers Kesiena Boom: Why Theresa May is bad news for lez/bi women Is sex education in schools fit for purpose? Roxy Bourdillon finds out How to deal with homophobic micro-aggressions in the workplace Interviews with Sarah Walk, Cheryl Dunye, Rebekah Staton and Roxane Gay. PLUS: travel, family and much, much more!
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