Can you believe over half the year has passed and we are closer to out of the twenty-teens and into the twenty twenties than before? The future is coming fast, years passing, and before we know it, the twilight of the year will be here! And that can be true in stories too, you start and don't even realize you're reading faster and faster, desperate to know if the character will be able to find that happy ever after. In this short story by Mellicat, you can't help but be sucked in to the sense of
And farther if you look...!! And every bit is just as important as today, the mental anguish and abuse have just not sprung up, and as even now is just as important as then... The lack of gay history is a sign of ignorance. If you can not share the information which is wisdom, and power of who we are... The world will triumph again and find new terrors to rage havoc on today's Lgbt+ communities... " you have to know where we have been to see where we are going" cut and dry... History is the tool
We have several towns with Native American based names here in Oklahoma. Quite a few are simply tribal names given to the city (Pawnee, Osage, Ponca), then others that really confuse those from out of state, like Tahlequah.
Edit: we also have Slaughterville -- named for a Mr. Slaughter, and not for meat processing plants.
Oh Stonewall happened and it was hugely influential but it wasn't the start by a long shot. There were underground gay organizations that went back as far as the Civil War from my own research. Stonewall had the impact that it did because the ground was prepared for it. Too many people had seen gay brothers, sisters and frineds terribly persecuted to the point of irrecoverable mental illness (because their minds were destroyed), driven to suicide or simply victims of "homocide" that no cop could
It's a good story. Pretty well written and insightful I think. The family and situations felt real. There are few very tiny editorial issues but they really are not big enough, or frequent enough, to detract from the story. I enjoyed reading this. I've been home, so binged it today!