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LGBT History Month profile: Historian and playwright Martin Duberman

Thursday, October 17, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]

An open letter: Spread love, change history

Saturday, September 7, 2013
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 to be protected by the laws of their lands. ... It’s time to spread love. It’s time to change history. [ Read more → ]
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.

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Lilli Vincenz

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

Thursday, July 25, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Saturday, May 11, 2013
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 identity. [ Read more → ]
Glenn Burke

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

Saturday, October 6, 2012
Glenn Burke was the first Major League Baseball player to come out to his teammates and managers during his career. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Mary Bonauto, civil rights attorney

Friday, October 5, 2012
For more than two decades, Mary Bonauto has served as the civil rights project director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). [ Read more → ]
Ann BannonPhoto by Jason Ganwich

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

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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.” [ Read more → ]
Gloria Anzaldua

LGBT History Month profile: Gloria Anzaldua, Author and scholar

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Gloria Anzaldua was a leading scholar of feminist, queer and Chicana theories. She was the first author to combine these subjects in poetry, narrative and autobiographical works. She helped build a multicultural feminist movement and called for people of different races to move forward together. [ Read more → ]

Broward County schools first in U.S. to recognize LGBT history month

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Broward County School Board members on Wednesday unanimously passed a formal resolution to recognize LGBT History Month, which takes place every October. [ Read more → ]

The loss of Christian social power: The threat of LGBT rights

Sunday, January 22, 2012
I feel that in order to understand why the culture war is a "war," we must understand what those who fight against us feel that they are losing. To them, it is about Power. With LGBT people placed upon an equal playing field as them, they have lost their status as the movers of society. [ Read more → ]

Are there no LGBT Jews?

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Everywhere I travel, I’m in search of how our community is depicted. Unfortunately, I notice we are not always included. That is discrimination by censorship. And unfortunately, many of our national organizations get a failing grade on this subject. They don’t understand the seriousness of this censorship. [ Read more → ]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Equality is our greatest height to achieve

Monday, January 16, 2012
Today is Martin Luther King Day and no matter where you are, at the office or home enjoying a day off, you should take the time listen to this historic speech. The video is 17 minutes long but I promise you it’s worth your time. Equality is a cause America has been pursuing for years. It is our heritage and our greatest height to achieve. [ Read more → ]
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