As gay pride hits stride, transgendered find more acceptance
A granite historical marker installed in San Francisco's seedy Tenderloin District this week would be unremarkable if it didn't honor men who dressed in women's clothes and once walked the streets selling sex.
Three years before the famous rioting at New York's Stonewall Inn, there was a riot in San Francisco at Gene Compton's Cafeteria. On a hot Summer's night in 1966, in the city's Tenderloin district, a group of transgender women and gay street-hustlers fought back for the first time in history against everyday police harassment. This act of resistance was a dramatic turning point for the transgender community, and the beginning of a new human rights struggle that continues to this very day.
The transformation of Natalie
The transformation of Natalie, who was featured in last week's English editorial in Le Soleil, from a man to a woman will be completed "probably within three years," says the former Kenneth L. Williams of Kahnawake.
Gay pride marches roll through European cities
Gays and lesbians took to the streets of European cities Saturday in a mass demonstration of pride, in numbers varying from a couple of hundred in Zagreb to hundreds of thousands in Paris. Demonstrations and marches also took place or were planned in Lisbon, Rome, Valencia and Zwolle in the Netherlands.
Trans March Goes On, Despite NY's Refusal To Give A Permit
Transgendered people and their allies met Friday (June 23,2006) in Chelsea Park to protest NYC's refusal to give them a permit to march. They hold the march to speak out against Transphobia, a far too common trend in their community. Ironically, the city did not give them a permit because they do not recognize transpeople as part of the city's Gay Pride Celebration, because they are Transphobic themselves. Luckily, the community came out anyway for a full day of events beginning at Chelsea Park with speakers and chants.
Tijuana Pride makes a comeback; Transgender turnout dominates parade
About 400 people took to the streets of this teeming border city June 17 for Tijuana’s 11th Pride parade. Half of the participants marched on the sidewalks, out of the view of media photographers.
Gay pride parades held across nation
Hundreds of thousands of raucous parade-goers took to the streets from New York to San Francisco on Sunday for annual gay pride parades, just weeks after an attack on a popular gay singer in New York and the 25th anniversary of the start of the AIDS epidemic.