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LGBT History Month profile: Photographer, documentarian Joan Biren

Equality Forum | Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Joan Biren
Joan Biren is an internationally recognized photographer and filmmaker who chronicles gay life. Her photographs are on display in the Library of Congress.

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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
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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LGBT History Month profile: Modernist writer Djuna Barnes

Equality Forum | Sunday, October 6, 2013
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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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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LGBT History Month profile: Cuban author, poet Reinaldo Arenas

Equality Forum | Friday, October 4, 2013
Reinaldo Arenas
Reinaldo Arenas was a Cuban poet, novelist and essayist whose work focused on political and social injustices. He was born into poverty in the Cuban countryside. He wrote his first poems by carving words into tree trunks.

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LGBT History Month profile: Transgender hero Gwen Araujo

Equality Forum | Thursday, October 3, 2013
Gwen Araujo
Gwen Araujo was a transgender teen who was the victim of a brutal murder. Her attack brought national attention to the issue of violence against transgender people.

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LGBT History Month profile: Playwright Edward Albee

Equality Forum | Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Edward Albee
Edward Albee is a celebrated playwright who won three Pulitzer Prizes and three Tony Awards. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” his first Broadway play, helped establish Albee as one of America’s greatest playwrights.

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LGBT History Month profile: South African activist Zackie Achmat

Equality Forum | Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Zackie Achmat is a South African activist whose work has focused on people living with HIV/AIDS, the gay community and combating apartheid. He is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and a recipient of the Desmond Tutu Leadership Award and the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights.

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Out filmmaker: Growing up gay motivates his success

| Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sean Robinson
Sean Robinson, an openly gay up-and-coming film director, admits that growing up as the youngest child in a family of five — in a “very loving but eccentric Christian household” — in the town alongside the North Carolina-Virginia border, left him with a sense of urgency to make his mark on the world.

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