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Today in LGBT History: Marriage Equality Pioneers circa 1975

In 1975 Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams were two Los Angeles men who flew to Colorado to obtain a marriage license from Boulder County Clerk Clela Rorex. Rorex determined that there was “no legal justification to deny marriage to same-sex couples” (source) … Continue reading

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Today in LGBT History: Marching for Our Rights In Washington, D.C. circa 1965

As we are a week away from another historic moment in gay rights history with the April 28th Supreme Court Cases on Marriage Equality, we are reminded by ABC news of another milestone in gay history that happened around this … Continue reading

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Headline of the Day: Gay Marriage Court Decision and Legacy

Though completely unrelated, I thought the yellow insert; which is for a fitness chain, and the headline of Washington, DC’s Express were complimentary of each other. Read the full article

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LGBT History: Freedom of the Press and a LGBT Publication

David Savage from the LA Times author a piece from our gay history. ONE Magazine, a 1950s Los Angeles gay publication, was considered obscene by the post office who refused to mail it. The publishers filed a lawsuit, eventually going … Continue reading

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Old Tropes on Homosexuality Never Fade

From the blog site Joe. My. God comes this meme post from 38 years ago. Some background from South Florida Pride’s website: In 1977, Florida’s Dade County (now Miami-Dade County) passed a human-rights ordinance that prohibited discrimination on the basis … Continue reading

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Today in LGBT History: The Lesbian Avengers

From The Huffington Post: Back in 1992, a radical activist group called the Lesbian Avengers staged a demonstration in front of a schoolyard in Queens, N.Y., handing kids balloons instructing them to “ask about lesbian lives.” The flyers that they … Continue reading

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Us Vs. Them: An Op-Ed on the Gay Rights Drama

From Canada’s Montreal Gazette comes an op-ed by a Jillian on the drama of gay rights and equality. Jillian frames the commentary in a protagonist vs. antagonist style. Within this examination, Jillian asks what is the motivation behind fundamentalist, religious … Continue reading

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Conservative Politicians Hope You’ll Forget Their Anti-Gay Stances Come 2016

Conservatives and Republicans are hoping you’ll forget about all their anti-gay relations and speeches come 2016. As noted in Washington, DC’s METROWEEKLY magazine, at the spring 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), there was nary any mention of or against … Continue reading

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A Glimpse Into 2016; Political Ads, Now with Gay Marriage Equality Inclusion

Doug Gansler, Maryland’s Attorney General, is running for governor of that state in 2014. Below is one of his campaign ads, which contains a declaration of his fight for marriage equality. This declaration isn’t a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment or some veiled … Continue reading

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Today in LGBT History: Major! New Doc Film About Stonewall Transgender Activist

The Huffington Post reports that filmmakers Annalise Ophelian And StormMiguel Florez are working on a documentary about Miss Major, a transgender activist who was one of the original Stonewall Inn rebels: The Huffington Post: As an iconic figure within the … Continue reading

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