There’s an article in The New York Times about Storme DeLarverie, one of the LGBT movement’s earliest activists. Some people believe she was the lesbian who fought back with the police during the Stonewall riots of 1969, while others remember her as a fierce bouncer at The Cubby Hole, one of New York’s lesbian bars. I first discovered Storme when I was reading JEB‘s “Making A Way: Lesbians Out Front,” one of the first visual texts documenting and making visible the lives of lesbians. I haven’t checked out Michelle Parkerson‘s film about her, “Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box,” but I’m looking forward to checking that out soon.
From Alison Bechdel.