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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 ruling enabled same-sex couples to marry in California. And it is the day in 2013 ...

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Dear Nancy Grace: Your revisionist history of Anita Bryant is mind boggling

| Saturday, June 7, 2014
Anita Bryant, country singer and gay-rights opponent, had a banana cream pie thrown in her face by Tom Higgins, an openly gay man from Minneapolis, in 1977 during a press conference in Des Moines, Iowa. Instead of retaliating, Bryant's husband, Bob Green, said to let Higgins go untouched as they prayed for him.
As a gay dad to two boys adopted from foster care as babies, I can tell you that what Anita Bryant WAS trying to do was de-humanizing.  Under the rallying cry of “save our children” she fought to keep gay people away from children. I can only imagine what she would think of me saving mine from death and disaster at the hand of drug addicted birth parents.  She stated, “As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children.”

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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.

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National Park Service aims to identify, promote historic LGBT sites

| Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Brody LevesqueStonewall Inn, c.2010
SAN FRANCISCO -- The National Park Service is launching an initiative to make places and people of significance to the history of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual Americans part of the national narrative.

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Gay artifacts subject of new museum collection in Missouri

| Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Missouri History Museum in St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS — The Missouri History Museum is on the verge of the St. Louis region's first mainstream collection of gay artifacts.

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LGBT History Month profile: Filmaker, poet, activist Marlon Riggs

Equality Forum | Saturday, October 26, 2013
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Marlon Riggs was a filmmaker, educator, poet and gay rights activist. He examined race and sexuality in his documentaries for which he received an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award.

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LGBT History Month profile: Sally Ride, first female American astronaut in space

Equality Forum | Friday, October 25, 2013
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On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. She later became the only person to serve on the presidential commissions investigating both of the nation’s space shuttle tragedies — the Challenger explosion (1986) and the Columbia disaster (2003).

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LGBT History Month profile: Blues singer, recording artist Ma Rainey

Equality Forum | Thursday, October 24, 2013
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Ma Rainey, called the “Mother of the Blues,” was one of the earliest known American blues singers and recording artists. She is recognized as one of the great female blues vocalists.

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LGBT History Month profile: First out black writer Bruce Nugent

Equality Forum | Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Bruce Nugent was a writer and artist during the Harlem Renaissance. He was the first out black writer.

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LGBT History Month profile: South African activist Simon Nkoli

Equality Forum | Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Simon Nkoli was a South African anti-apartheid, gay rights and AIDS activist. He is recognized as the founder of South Africa’s black gay movement.

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