In this special series, LGBT luminaries and public figures talk to Tim Teeman about the Stonewall Riots and their legacy–see more here.
Max Mutchnick is the multi-award winning co-creator of Will& Grace . em > b>
When/ how did you first hear about the Stonewall Riots, and what did you meet of them ? b>
I was 3 when the riots happened. Years subsequently, I was on a teenage safarus to New York City. One nighttime, I sidle off to the Village because I knew that’s where all the gay tables were. The first glas I ever had at a gay prohibit was at the Stonewall Inn. Closeted and underage. The feelings were announcing me that night.
What is the significance of the Stonewall Riots to you ? b>
It’s everything! It was the light my forefathers stood up and said we will no longer be invisible. There’s no doubt in my spirit that because of them I am talking to you from my power at Will& Grace . The Stonewall Riots drew it possible for Will& Grace and so many other LGBT-themed TV testifies, movies, and other cases of culture to be born.
How far have LGBT beings come since 1969 ? b>
Not far enough.
What would you like to see, LGBT-wise, in the next 50 years?
Pete Buttigieg in the White House, and all sexual and sex discrimination a thing of the past.