Tag Archives: LGBT History

Today In LGBT History: A Memoir of the Early Days of the AIDS Crisis

Though a very engaging book trailer for Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival, author Sean Strub gives us a glimpse into a history that needs to be remembered. The first few minutes of the video are … Continue reading

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Today in LGBT History: An Interview with the Rainbow Flag Creator, Gilbert Baker

While it may seem like the rainbow flag has always been a part of gay culture, it has only been in existence since 1978. Below is an interview from Radio Free Europe with the flag’s creator, Gilbert Baker. I like … Continue reading

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Today in LGBT History: Brenda Howard, Activist

From LGBTQ Nation: Howard participated in the 1969 Stonewall riots that marked a turning point in the gay rights movement. A year later, she organized the first Christopher Street Liberation Day March to mark Stonewall’s anniversary. The march was the … Continue reading

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Webinar Hopes to Help LGBT Community to Preserve Its History

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) life has often been a life lead in the shadows. It was not until recently that people felt more comfortable coming out and living proudly. Because of this, a lot of LGBT history and … 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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Today in LGBT History: Activist Gloria Johnson Dies at 76

For every Harvey Milk or Dan Savage there are thousands of others who have worked with less fame, but no less importance. Gloria Johnson was one of those people. From U~T Sandiego: Born in Los Angeles on Aug. 26, 1937, … Continue reading

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Gay Dance Troupe Now Part of Smithsonian

The DC Cowboys, a local dance troupe from Washington, D.C. that performed from 1994 until 2012 will now have it’s own place in history. The Smithsonian Institution will be archiving DC Cowboys memorabilia. From Washington D.C.’s METROWEEKLY: ”They called me … Continue reading

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Local D.C. Fixture, Annie Kaylor, Passes Away at 86

While there are many front-and-center folks who have become well-known in LGBT history, there are a thousand more who live a quiet, deliberate life, but still have as great an impact. Annie Kaylor was one of those people. From The … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: Calf. Sen. Mark Leno in His Own Words

From an Op-Ed in The Daily Journal As we celebrate LGBT Pride month this June, I cannot help but reflect on how far the LGBT rights movement has come, both on a societal as well as a personal level. Back … Continue reading

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LGBT History: Gay Marriage Wedding Photo, circa 1970

Though Justice Samuel Alito may think that our marriages and, by extension, our relationships are “newer than cellphones or The Internet”, this photo shows that our commitments have been happening since Justice Alito was barely entering law school himself. From … Continue reading

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