Wednesday, August 23, 2017

RIP Village Voice

The Village Voice is ending its print addition today and is being hailed for its long run. It was once introduced to me as a gay newspaper, which I think indicates the way people think about it. The funny thing is that the paper had a huge fight with gay rights activists in the aftermath of the Stonewall riots, which it referred to as "The Great Faggot Rebellion" and refusing ads with the word "gay" in them. Here's their article from the night of the Stonewall riots, a fun historical artifact:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/57750341@N07/14282256417
Here, on the other hand, is their guide to 2017 Pride. Let's just say #SocialChange.

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