The stonewall rebellion in 1969 is heralded as the birthplace of gay
activism, but are gay activists really following in its tradition?
The gay activist movement sparked from a riot between NYC morality
police and the Stonewall Inn's patrons who were mostly poor, mostly
trans, and mostly people of color. It seems like gay activists who are
"just like everyone else" have co-opted and privatized the queer
rebellion that took place on that humid summer night.
A queer revolutionary group known as RESYST
the actions of the gay activist movement and urges gays to embrace the
roots of our movement and "resyst all forms of oppression." In an
effort to outline struggles against assimilation, corporatization, and
classism within the gay movement organization such as Gay Shame SF
have held events to
bring these struggles to the attention of Pride Fest
attendees. This year,
RESYST is planning Pittsburgh's first gay shame called queer as fuck
queerasfuck 2003 is a weekend of radical events surrounding Pride Fest.
The main march will meet on Saturday, June 21 at 10am at Westminster
Place in Shadyside. See
or call 412-363-1877 for detailed
[ Local event info
Photos from Saturday march: 1 2 3