Sunday, June 16, 2:00 a.m.
By the time I figure out how to turn on the headlights and adjust my seat in the rental car, most of Houston is already asleep. It’s a 45-minute drive from the airport to our hotel and, as we turn on the radio, we flip from one country station to another, hoping to find hip-hop or pop music upbeat enough to keep us awake. I hear a radio voice say something about “remembering Stonewall” just before Scott flips to another station.
“Wait! Go back.”
It’s a program on 90.1 MHZ reflecting on the impact the Stonewall riots had not just on the country, but on people’s everyday lives. A gay veteran talks about being stationed in Saigon in 1969. While eating lunch in his base’s mess hall, he was reading the U.S. military bulletin and came across a single paragraph on the riots. Though he couldn’t talk about this news with anyone, he decided that, if he made it back to the States, he’d come out.
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