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LGBT History Month 2011

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LGBT History Month profile: Rabbi Denise Eger

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Denise Eger
One of the first openly gay rabbis, Denise Eger served as rabbi for the world’s first gay and lesbian synagogue. She is the first female and the first openly gay president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California.

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LGBT History Month profile: Award-winning actor Alan Cumming

Monday, October 10, 2011
Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming is an award-winning film, television and stage actor. He has appeared in more than 100 films and television series, as well as major theatrical productions in London and on Broadway.

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LGBT History Month profile: Composer, conductor Aaron Copland

Sunday, October 9, 2011
Aaron Copeland
Aaron Copland was a world-renowned composer, teacher, writer and conductor. He was a key figure in forming the early 20th century American style of music and composition.

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LGBT History Month profile: Activist, Iraq War veteran Lt. Dan Choi

Saturday, October 8, 2011
Lt. Dan Choi is a West Point graduate, Iraq War veteran and Arabic linguist. He was the nation’s leading activist for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT).

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LGBT History Month profile: Author, screenwriter Rita Mae Brown

Friday, October 7, 2011
Rita Mae Brown
An author and screenwriter, Rita Mae Brown is best known for her semi-autobiographical lesbian-themed novel, “Rubyfruit Jungle.” She is a groundbreaking activist for lesbian and civil rights.

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LGBT History Month profile: Author, political commentator Keith Boykin

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Keith Boykin
Keith Boykin, Commentator b. August 28, 1965 “I'm not on a show with a pink triangle or rainbow flag -- which means that being gay is just a part of who I am.” [caption id="attachment_36166" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Keith Boykin"][/caption] Keith Boykin is a political commentator,...

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LGBT History Month profile: Screenwriter, director and producer, Dustin Lance Black

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black, Screenwriter b. June 10, 1974 “I heard the story of Harvey Milk and it gave me hope that I could live my life openly as who I am.” [caption id="attachment_36123" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Dustin Lance Black"][/caption] Dustin Lance Black is a screenwriter, director...

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LGBT History Month profile: John Berry, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
John Berry is the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). He is the highest-ranking openly gay federal employee in U.S. history.

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LGBT History Month: ‘Dykes To Watch Out For’ cartoonist Alison Bechdel

Monday, October 3, 2011
Alison Bechdel
Alison Bechdel is a celebrated cartoonist and author of the long-running comic strip, “Dykes To Watch Out For.” Her groundbreaking graphic memoir, “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic,” was awarded the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book.

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LGBT History Month: John Ashbery, successful 20th century poet

Sunday, October 2, 2011
John Ashbery
John Ashbery is one of the most successful 20th century poets. He has won almost every major American literary award, including the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

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