The Early Days: 1948- Stonewall (1969)
Lillian Faderman’s comprehensive history The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle takes us from 1948 through the US Supreme Court decision that legalized Gay marriage in 2015. But for the first episode of Graying Rainbows we tried to focus on the events before Stonewall. Post WW2 was a very difficult time to be Gay in America and it is important to remember how far we have come, especially in these frightening times.
The focus of Graying Rainbows will be on sharing resources and storytelling, but I think it is essential that LGBT+ citizens of all ages become more knowledgeable of our history, so this will be a monthly feature of the show.