Saturday, October 3, 2009

Open Forum: Rising LGBT Stars and Leaders

The month of October is GLBT history month and we honor the accomplishments of many great movers and shakers in the community who have made a difference. The beautiful thing about GLBT history is that much of it is not long ago, and therefore it is real and tangible in our lives. We are constantly making history, and today's pioneers will go down as hero's in the big pink book of queer history.

Who are some people that you find to be rising leaders, whom do you respect and for what reasons? Is there a new Harvey Milk in the making, or a great queer revolutionary like Kinsey?


Anonymous said...

That's just it, I don't see any leaders rising up at the moment.

Anonymous said...

They can't stop fighting with each other long enough to be leaders.

Forget following other people. Make your own change. Isn't this an activist blog? Who cares who goes down "as hero's [sic] in the big pink book of queer history"? It's not about the recognition.

Or is it?

Queers United said...

I don't see many people rising as leaders either truth.

Anonymous it's not about the recognition, but someone who is selfless and committed to LGBT rights will ultimately end up in the pink book of queer history, and deservedly so.

I think Cleve Jones is making a new name for himself, Dustin Lance Black, and I am sad to say there are no other names that come to mind on a national level right now.

Anonymous said...

I think Dan Choi could be a great leader.

libhom said...

I think it is our responsibility for all of us to be leaders rather than relying on others.

Dean Van de Motter said...

We live in an extraordinary time. Our best queer writers--Edmund White, Andrew Holleran, Armistead Maupin, Alison Bechdel, Bob Smith, Patrick Ryan, Christopher Bram--are all alive and well and writing at the height of their powers. They are not "leaders" in the conventional definition of the word, but they may well end up making history

Colin Meier said...

Hal Duncan. Astonishingly eloquent in defense of gay rights. ( Personal hero.

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