Two quick hits from the "What do Bilerico Project contributors do when they're not blogging for the site?" department. The answer? They write for large mainstream newspapers! Here are two must-read articles from Bilerico contributors that were published yesterday and this morning!
Eric Marcus on the Stonewall anniversary for the New York Post:
Forty years ago today, in a city that gay New Yorkers would find unrecognizable, teenaged "sissy boys" confronted New York City's riot police in a running battle through the streets of Greenwich Village. As one long-dead observer noted: "The cops looked like someone who'd been bitten by a trusted pet -- a look of astonishment and fear at the same time."
Dana Rudolph on being a lesbian mom in the Washington Post:
I am pleased that my son himself tells others he has a mommy and a momma. I think he realizes it is not a common configuration, but he has not yet learned that some people think it shouldn't exist. He knows we are as committed to each other as any of his friends' parents, and we love him as much as they love their children. At his age, that sense of security is the most important thing. He knows that's what family is all about.