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LGBT History Month profile: Holocaust survivor Gad Beck

Equality Forum | Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Gad Beck
Gad Beck was a Holocaust survivor who helped gays and Jews escape the Nazis. He was born in Berlin to a Jewish father and a Protestant mother who converted to Judaism. In 1943, Beck and his father were seized by the Nazis.

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LGBT History Month profile: Activist and author Joseph Beam

Equality Forum | Monday, October 7, 2013
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Joseph Beam was a gay rights activist who helped build a black LGBT community in the 1980s. He was the editor of “In the Life,” the first collection of nonfiction works by and about black gay men.

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Transgender high school student in N.H. crowned Homecoming King

| Monday, October 7, 2013
Melissa Robertson, The Crimson ReviewAnna Robert and Ray Ramsey.
CONCORD, N.H. -- A transgender high school senior in New Hampshire has been crowned homecoming king at Concord High School.

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Supreme Court won’t hear Cuccinelli’s appeal to reinstate sodomy law

| Monday, October 7, 2013
Ken Cuccinelli
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Courtwon’t hear an appeal of a lower court ruling striking down Virginia’s anti-sodomy law.

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LGBT History Month profile: Modernist writer Djuna Barnes

Equality Forum | Sunday, October 6, 2013
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Djuna Barnes is a prominent modernist writer known for her experimental style and edgy themes. Born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, to a polygamist family, she was inspired to write by her grandmother, a feminist writer and journalist.

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‘Stars and stripes’ rainbow flag stolen at Tenn. university following complaints

| Sunday, October 6, 2013
Joshua Rigsby
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- A rainbow pride flag that emulates the American flag's stars and stripes has stirred a controversy at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Institutions dedicated to LGBT history an exciting, largely untapped resource

| Sunday, October 6, 2013
APIn this July 4, 1967 file photo Kay Tobin Lahusen, right, and other demonstrators carry signs calling for protection of homosexuals from discrimination as they march in a picket line in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
The road to equality is paved with court victories and legislative gains, but also by progress in the social theatre of the culture war. This is the latest iteration of the struggle to contend with intolerance through outreach, community building, and education — needs for which cultural institutions are apposite. Friday, which marked the fourth day of Gay History Month, editorials are circulating in conservative media outlets that caution parents about the “sexual assault on our children” posed by public schools’ recognition of LGBT history...

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LGBT History Month profile: Danish gay rights activist Axel Axgil

Equality Forum | Saturday, October 5, 2013
Axel Axgil
Axel Axgil was a Danish gay activist and cofounder of Europe’s first gay rights organization. After Denmark became the first nation to legalize same-sex domestic partnerships, he and his partner Eigil Eskildsen were the first couple to register.

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Study: An estimated 1.4 million Latino/a adults in the U.S. identify as LGBT

| Saturday, October 5, 2013
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LOS ANGELES – An estimated 1.4 million or 4.3 percent of Latino/a adults identify as LGBT and 29 percent of Latino/a same-sex couples are raising children, according to a report released this week by the Williams Institute at the University of California Los Angeles.

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Russia halts international adoptions to Sweden over same-sex marriage

| Saturday, October 5, 2013
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MOSCOW -- Russia has halted all adoptions to prospective parents in Sweden under a recently enacted law banning international adoptions to countries where same-sex marriage is legal.

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