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LGBT History Month profile: AIDS Activist, Pedro Zamora

Monday, October 31, 2011
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Pedro Zamora was an AIDS activist who appeared on MTV’s reality series “The Real World.” As the first openly gay and openly HIV-positive person on a television series, he brought national attention to HIV/AIDS and LGBT issues.

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LGBT History Month profile: Accomplished 20th century English novelist Virginia Woolf

Sunday, October 30, 2011
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Virginia Woolf was an accomplished 20th century English novelist and one of the founders of the modernist movement. She published nearly 500 essays and nine novels.

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LGBT History Month profile: Pioneering gay rights activist Lilli Vincenz

Sunday, October 30, 2011
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Lilli Vincenz is a pioneering gay rights activist. In 1965, she was the only lesbian to participate in the first White House picket. From 1965 to 1969, Vincenz demonstrated each Fourth of July in front of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. These protests, called Annual Reminders, launched the gay and lesbian civil rights movement.

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LGBT History Month profile: Actress and Comedian Wanda Sykes

Saturday, October 29, 2011
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Wanda Sykes is an Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor praised for being one of the most entertaining women of her generation. She was the first African-American and first openly gay master of ceremonies for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

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LGBT History Month profile: Amanda Simpson, first openly transgender presidential appointee

Friday, October 28, 2011
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Amanda Simpson is the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology in the U.S. Department of Defense. She is the first openly transgender female presidential appointee.

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LGBT History Month profile: Political commentator, journalist Dan Savage

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Dan Savage is an award-winning author, journalist, newspaper editor and political commentator. He launched the “It Gets Better” video project to combat bullying and prevent LGBT teen suicides.

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LGBT History Month profile: Award-winning creator of ‘Glee,’ Ryan Murphy

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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Ryan Murphy is an award-winning film and television director, writer and producer. He is best known for creating the television series “Glee.”

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LGBT History Month profile: Youth Activist Constance McMillen

Monday, October 24, 2011
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Constance McMillen became a poster child for LGBT rights after asking permission to bring her girlfriend to the prom. When her school responded by cancelling the prom, McMillen took legal action.

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LGBT History Month profile: Championship tennis player Amélie Mauresmo

Sunday, October 23, 2011
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Amélie Mauresmo was the World No. 1 tennis player. She won 25 career titles including two Grand Slams. In 2004, she received an Olympic Silver medal in tennis singles.

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LGBT History Month profile: first out former-NFL player Dave Kopay

Saturday, October 22, 2011
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Dave Kopay made headlines in 1975 when he became the first NFL payer and one of the first professional athletes to come out. His autobiography, now in its fifth printing, was a New York Times best seller.

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