For journal two I discussed the profile in Holding On with Sylvia Rivera and deputy Seymour Pine about the Stonewall riots. It was my favorite reading because I believe the gay rights movement is a big deal in society. It especially meant a lot to me because I believe people should stand up for their beliefs and who they are and this is exactly what took place. I also really liked it because the profile inserted two different prespectives of that night. We got to read about Sylvia's experience as well as deputy Pine's. I wrote about the progress the gay rights movement has made since Sylvia's day. The Stonewall riot symbolized the beginning of this movement and I believe has helped the gay community come out and stand up for their beliefs.
For today, my favorite profile was Jim Searles. This profile stood out to me because it was another case of a group of men standing up for what they wanted. Their love for the game of checkers made them strong and motivated to find a place to play. "Checker players is really a brotherhood-like family." This is a strong bond that brought people together. Stories that involve people coming together and fighting for what they believe in always stands out to me.