New & Noteworthy:

History

Archives | Mentions:

Page 1 of 212

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 is the day in 2013 when a Supreme Court procedural [...]

Filed under: , , , , ,

National Park Service announces effort to mark historic LGBT sites

Friday, May 30, 2014
A man passes The Stonewall Inn, in New York's Greenwich Village, Thursday, May 29, 2014. The National Park Service is launching an initiative to make places and people of significance to the history of LGBT Americans part of the national narrative.
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 the modern gay rights movement. [...]

Filed under: , , ,

LGBT History Month profile: Historian and playwright Martin Duberman

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Duberman_A
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 books. [...]

Filed under: , , , , , ,

An open letter: Spread love, change history

Saturday, September 7, 2013
spread-love
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 at home, at school, in the workplace or in retirement [...]

Filed under: , , ,

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. [...]

Filed under: , , , , , ,

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

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Lilli Vincenz
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. [...]

Filed under: , , , , ,

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

Saturday, May 11, 2013
books
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 that prohibit "pejorative descriptions" based on sexual orientation and gender [...]

Filed under: , , , , ,

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

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

Filed under: , , , ,

LGBT History Month profile: Mary Bonauto, civil rights attorney

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

Filed under: , , , ,

LGBT History Month profile: Ann Bannon, popular lesbian-theme fiction author

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Ann BannonPhoto by Jason Ganwich
Ann Bannon is an author best known for her lesbian-themed fiction series, “The Beebo Brinker Chronicles.” The popularity of the novels earned her the title “The Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction.” [...]

Filed under: , , ,

Page 1 of 212