Least Favorite Time Of Year/Stonewall Riot
When I started doing this I was like
“Hell yeah June—
The month I get the most traffic—
The month I’m most likely
To get some more followers and
Spread the good word about
How gender and sex are different terms”
Now I’m like
Every fucking year folks
The same damn misinformation
Black Lives Matter
And white guilt is fucking real, man.
Why is it that
White guilt mixed with
Neo-liberal clickbait mixed with
Brainwashed masses and superficial nonsense
Two people who showed up after the riot broke out
Being awarded all the credit
For the stonewall riot?
Does it make you feel better
To rewrite historical events
To suit modern trends?
It’s just ridiculous
This is why nobody takes us seriously
We don’t even know our own goddamn history.
Who really threw the first brick?
Not only do we not know—
We also don’t even know if it was a brick.
Seems more likely it was a beer bottle, rock, or a stick.
All of the people pictured are
Important activist figures in NYC at the time, but there were
Many stonewalls, so to speak
All over the country, that erupted after
The news from this riot broke in the papers
A wave of civil activism that swept across
The whole nation. To credit
Two trans women of color
For all of it
Because it fits your clickbait narrative better
Fucking freaks me out, and I think
It should bother more than just me, but
Anyway, who cares.
Happy pride, go get sunburned —
And believe whatever you want to believe.
I’m sick of trying to reason with the “we”