Jim Fouratt

For a few months I’ve tried to arrange an interview with Jim Fouratt of the Stonewall Riots, and one of the founding member’s of The Gay Liberation Front, to no avail. We talked about it, but he never got back with me on the topic of an interview and the last thing that I want to be is one of those annoying people who badger others. Jim and I are facebook friends, which is an honor in it’s self, to be privy to his insights on a matter of topics. From unfiltered truths about the reality of what happened at the Stonewall riots, to the dangers of new HIV suppressant drugs such as prEP and Truvada, Jim always has something sensible to say, which is a growing rarity in the mainstream LGBTQ+ community, and as such Jim Fouratt is a controversial figure.

Screen Shot 2015-08-01 at 11.58.52 PM

Included in this post are links to interviews, as well as FB screenshots of Mr. Fouratt’s own words on a few topics. I feel Jim is especially important as a homosexual male figure to look up to in a world full of Dan Savages.

Jim Fouratt on the concept of gender & gender identity:

GenderID

Jim Fouratt on trans children and bathroom access:

JimFbathroom

Jim on homophobic and lesbophobic Trans activism :

dragjim

Here is a link to a long interview that was conducted with Mr. Fouratt in 2006 from the ACT UP oral history project:

http://www.actuporalhistory.org/interviews/images/fouratt.pdf

The Faces of Jim Fouratt:

http://thevillager.com/2012/07/03/the-faces-of-jim-fouratt/

Here is Jim’s appearance on the Popular “The Colbert Report” where he credits a lesbian woman really starting The Stonewall Riots despite the popular Sylvia Rivera myth. According to Jim and other gays and lesbians present, Sylvia wasn’t there the first night of the riots, but played a smaller role than what is historically reported.:

http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/ohjhjq/jim-fouratt

Additional interviews:

https://myspace.com/giogom/video/jim-fouratt-interview-1/33835234

https://myspace.com/giogom/video/jim-fuoratt-interviewn-2/33838206

https://myspace.com/giogom/video/jim-fouratt-interview-3/33840901

Jim interviews Barney Frank:

As stated Jim’s positions have caused outrage in the community, most notably are the accusations of transphobia because of Mr. Fouratt’s no non-sense approach. Here are some articles written by raged detractors. These articles are not endorsed by this blog, but are being posted as evidence of what happens when one strays from the current “politically correct” format on discussing gender and gender ID:

http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/Fouratt/Jim%20Fouratt.html

http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2011/07/its-on-jim-fouratt.html

Thank you Jim for being a hero and an inspiration!

fouratt

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Jim Fouratt

      • You need to woman up, accept reality, buy yourself some dresses and hit the hormones before it’s too late petal. See you in another couple of years, sweetie, I wonder how much more bitter you’ll be by then.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s