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Philadelphia July 4th events to recall bold 1965 gay rights protest

Monday, June 15, 2015
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On the Fourth of July 50 years ago, when homosexuality was considered a mental illness and a same-sex couple's public declaration of love put their lives and livelihoods at risk, about 40 people took a stand by staging a peaceful ...

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Looking back at the most historic date in LGBT history…

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Plaintiff Edith Windsor,of New York, waves to supporters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on March 27, 2013, after the court heard arguments on her Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)  case. On June 26, 2013, the court struck down a key provision of DOMA that denied federal recognition to married, same-sex couples.
June 26 is the most historic date on the LGBT civil rights movement’s calendar. It is the day in 2003 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not enforce laws prohibiting same-sex adults from having intimate relations. It ...

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National Park Service announces effort to mark historic LGBT sites

Friday, May 30, 2014
Stonewall Inn, New York.
The U.S. National Park Service will begin marking places of significance to the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Friday at the Stonewall Inn, scene of the 1969 riots widely credited with starting ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Historian and playwright Martin Duberman

Thursday, October 17, 2013
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Martin Duberman is a historian, a playwright, an LGBT activist and the founder of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School. He is an acclaimed author of more than 20 ...

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An open letter: Spread love, change history

Saturday, September 7, 2013
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It’s time for everyone to experience Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, for everyone to know they are beautiful just the way they are. It’s time for same-sex couples, same-sex parents, children of same-sex parents, and all LGBTQ persons ...

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As Minn. readies for gay marriage, watch the first gay wedding – from 42 years ago

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
R. Bertraine Heine, Minnesota Historical Society/APIn this May 18, 1970 photo, Mike McConnell, left, and Jack Baker, both 28, attempt to obtain a Hennepin County marriage license in Minneapolis.
At midnight on Thursday, August 1, when Minnesota becomes the 12th U.S. state where same-sex marriage is legal, at least one Minneapolis couple will not be saying their vows. They already did -- 42 years ago. ...

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Library of Congress acquires activist’s vast collection of gay rights memorabilia

Thursday, July 25, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The Library of Congress has acquired the papers, photographs, films and memorabilia of gay rights pioneer Lilli Vincenz, the nation's largest library announced Thursday. ...

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Calif. moves to comply with 2011 law that requires teaching of LGBT history

Saturday, May 11, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO -- California education officials took the first step this week toward complying with a law that requires public schools to include prominent gay people and gay rights' milestones in the curriculum, adopting a set of classroom material guidelines ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Glenn Burke, first openly gay MLB player

Saturday, October 6, 2012
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Glenn Burke was the first Major League Baseball player to come out to his teammates and managers during his career. ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Mary Bonauto, civil rights attorney

Friday, October 5, 2012
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For more than two decades, Mary Bonauto has served as the civil rights project director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). ...

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