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LGBT History Month 2011

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LGBT History Month profile: Grammy award-winning artist Ricky Martin

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin is a Grammy Award-winning pop singer. A professional entertainer since childhood, Martin has sold more than 60 million albums. ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Victoria Kolakowski, first openly transgender U.S. trial judge

Friday, October 21, 2011
Victoria Kolakowski
Victoria Kolakowski is the first openly transgender person to be elected a trial judge in the United States. ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Australia Supreme Court Justice Michael Kirby

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Michael Kirby is a former justice of the High Court of Australia. He is the world’s first openly gay justice of a national supreme court. When he retired, he was Australia’s longest-serving judge. ...

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LGBT History Month profile: David Kato, founder of Uganda gay rights movement

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
David Kato
David Kato was the founder of Uganda’s LGBT civil rights movement. He was an outspoken advocate for equality in a country with some of the harshest anti-gay laws. His murder brought global attention to the plight of LGBT people ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

Monday, October 17, 2011
Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo is a renowned Mexican painter, noted for her vibrant colors as well as nationalist and feminist themes. Her paintings have commanded higher prices than any other female artist. ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Langston Hughes, celebrated poet and novelist

Sunday, October 16, 2011
A celebrated poet and novelist, Langston Hughes is one of the most significant voices to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. A major contributor to American literature, his legacy includes 25 published works. ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Hero in Tucson shootings, Daniel Hernandez

Saturday, October 15, 2011
University of Arizona student and congressional intern Daniel Hernandez Jr. garnered national recognition when he saved the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. President Obama acknowledged him for his heroism. ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris

Friday, October 14, 2011
Neil Patrick Harris is an award-winning television, film and stage actor. Starting at age 16, he has forged an enduring career as a performer in Hollywood and on Broadway. ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Michael Guest, first Senate-confirmed U.S. ambassador

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Michael Guest
Michael Guest is the first openly gay Senate-confirmed U.S. ambassador. He was nominated by George W. Bush. After serving for 26 years, Guest resigned from the State Department due to its discriminatory policies toward same-sex couples. ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Singer and performance artist Lady Gaga

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is a world-famous performance artist and singer. She is best known for her chart-topping singles and outrageous costumes. She has had three consecutive best-selling albums and one of the highest-grossing tours. ...

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