Artist and Illustrator, Lukee Thornhill, has been celebrating Pride Month with a unique series of portraits to celebrate the icons who made Pride – and what it stands for – possible.
Today is the last official day of Pride month, but we know we should take pride in who we are every day of the year – and none of us know this better than the people who fought for it.
Although we have a long way to go in the fight for equal rights, take a moment to sneak a glimpse into the history of those whose journeys got us to where we are today. See more via Gay Star News
It’s Pride month, so I see no better way to celebrate but by giving shout outs to Queer heroes. Some of them you may know of and others (like todays) you may not know. Feel free to suggest your Queer heroes. . Long before Stonewall, out and proud lesbian Barbara Gittings was in the streets fighting to secure rights for Queer people. She is credited with leading the successful movement to change psychiatric and psychological professions’ view on homosexuality as a mental pathology. Matt Foreman, the then executive director of the @TheTaskForce said, "What do we owe Barbara? Everything." She has also been described as the Rosa Parks of the gay and lesbian civil rights movement. . . . . . . . #QueerHistory #Pride #PrideMonth #30DaysOfPride #LGBT #LGBTQ #QueerHistory #KnowYourHistory #Gay #Lesbian #Bisexual #Transgender #History #Equality #Illustration #QueerArt #QueerArtist #activist #BarbaraGittings