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Pauli Murray is a person who needs some introduction ... but shouldn't.
In Julie Cohen and Betsy West's riveting documentary My Name Is Pauli Murray, a case is convincingly made for considering Murray to be a monumental part of American history, an RBG before RBG (acknowledged in the film by the late SCOTUS justice as such) and an MLK Jr. before MLK Jr. It arrives fortuitously at at time when the American right would like to ban so-called critical race theory as a way of stopping all conversation about America's racist past and present, which is a genius way to ensure a racist future.
Born in 1910, Murray in 1940 — again, before Rosa Parks — challenged the white supremacist seating rules on Virginia buses, and became a passionate letter-writer and essayist decrying the injustices faced by Black Americans and women both. This led to a penpal relationship with like-minded Eleanor Roosevelt, though Roosevelt's position of power afforded her the luxury of having the opinion that while change was good, it was not to be rushed.
Pauli wanted to rush it.
I missed this when it happened in September, but someone put an 8MM home movie shot on Fire Island in the '60s or early '70s up for sale. The special thing about it — other than plenty of Speedos — is it contained a depiction of a (mock) gay wedding.
Pretty fascinating! I hope whoever won it shares it in some way, perhaps in an archive.
Original auction here.
ABOVE: Tight fit, tight fit, got to find me the right fit.
Bonus white meat from here. (Image via Falcon)
BELOW: Keep reading for Omicron, Boebert's Islamophobic gaffe, a tribute to Sondheim by Company and more ...
ABOVE: Remembering one of Henry Willson's boys.
ABOVE: Somebody's uncle.
Gay Santa Claus is coming to town! (If your town is in Norway.)
What is this touching short film promoting? The postal service.
ABOVE: Shawn Mendes sets a single-and-ready-to-mindle thirst trap.