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This 75 year-old has been a gay rights activist for decades. Now, he’s back on the Mall fighting Trump

This 75 year-old has been a gay rights activist for decades. Now, he’s back on the Mall fighting Trump | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Paul Kuntzler has remained involved in activism and D.C. politics for decades.
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17 Badass Historical LGBT Women Who Gave Absolutely No Fucks

17 Badass Historical LGBT Women Who Gave Absolutely No Fucks | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Everyone should know about 1930s drag king Gladys Bentley. *Swoons*..
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A Celebratory Week for LGBT Kansas Citians

A Celebratory      Week for   LGBT     Kansas    Citians | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

At a significant spot in LGBT history – the northeast corner of Barney Allis Plaza, near 12th and Wyandotte Streets in downtown Kansas City, Mo. – dignitaries, honored guests, organizers and enthusiastic citizens gathered Oct. 20 to witness the unveiling of a historical marker.

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It informs passersby that 50 years ago, gay rights leaders from across the country met for the first time in one place at the State Hotel, once situated catty-corner across the intersection from the new marker.

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Meet LGBT History Month icon Janet Mock

Meet LGBT History Month icon Janet Mock | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Janet Mock is a New York Times best-selling author, television host and transgender advocate. She hosts a weekly online series on MSNBC.com called “So POPular” and is the founder of #GirlsLikeUs, a social media project created to empower transgender women around the world. She came out publicly as transgender in 2011 and was featured in Marie Claire magazine. 
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GLBT Central Florida history exhibit chronicles victories and losses

GLBT Central Florida history exhibit chronicles victories and losses | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
In Joel Strack's words, an exhibit of Central Florida gay history at the Orange County Regional History Center
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England’s ‘queer history’ celebrated with LGBT landmarks

England’s ‘queer history’ celebrated with LGBT landmarks | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Six LGBT landmarks across England have been given special status to celebrate the country's "queer history".
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Art of the AIDS Years: What Took Museums So Long?

Art of the AIDS Years: What Took Museums So Long? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
For my generation of American gay men, the AIDS epidemic was a second Vietnam War. A long-overdue historical survey of the era has finally arrived.
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A quiet campaign is placing gay people and their rights struggle in U.S. history

A quiet campaign is placing gay people and their rights struggle in U.S. history | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

For decades, visitors to Independence Hall in Philadelphia were told one main story: This was where the country’s Founding Fathers enshrined Americans’ inalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. But now, an additional human rights story is being told at the symbolic birthplace of the United States: that of Reminder Days, one of the earliest public protests against LGBT discrimination.

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Tour guides talk about the primly dressed demonstrators who marched past the Liberty Bell on July 4 for five years in the 1960s, reminding the public that gay people lacked basic rights. In the visitors’ center, there are lectures and a slide show about the protests. And a state-installed marker outside the hall notes that the demonstrations helped transform a local campaign into a new civil rights movement.

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Just a Bunch of Friends Who Changed LGBT History

Just a Bunch of Friends Who Changed LGBT History | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Reverend Troy Perry, Phillip Ray De Blieck, Diane Olson, and Robin Tyler have been agitating for change for half a century.
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Coming Out and Showing Up: An Invite to LGBT History Month

Coming Out and Showing Up: An Invite to LGBT History Month | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Coming out and showing up Eleanor Broadbent talks about what flying the rainbow flag for LGBQT History month means. Eleanor works in Equality and Diversity for St Anne’s Community Services. She is also a representative of Leeds City Council’s LGB&T* Community Hub. Every February, we are invited to make ourselves visible as…

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Odd Vintage Postcards Document the Propaganda Against Women’s Rights 100 Years Ago Open Culture

Odd Vintage Postcards Document the Propaganda Against Women’s Rights 100 Years Ago Open Culture | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Incredible how far we've come... and the analogies to social and civil rights issues of today is uncanny.

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Sites of LGBT history move toward national landmark status

Sites of LGBT history move toward national landmark status | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The creation of Stonewall National Monument not only marked the first time a landmark related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history reached that status, but was the most visible step in a campaign the National Park Service started in 2014 to identify sites of LGBT heritage and tell their stories.
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In a city synonymous with the gay rights movement, that raises a question: What sites or neighborhoods that have been part of that history should be considered for such a designation next?

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LGBT History Month: Museum updates its history of Alice Austen

LGBT History Month: Museum updates its history of Alice Austen | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Tucked away on the shore of Staten Island is a handsome house that was saved from demolition in the 1980s and today is on the National Register of Historic Places. But it's who lived there and who she lived with that is most interesting to LGBTs.

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Alice Austen was one of America's earliest and most prolific female photographers. She lived in the house, called Clear Comfort and now formally known as the Alice Austen House, with her mother when she was growing up, and later, with her longtime partner, Gertrude Tate. That the women didn't consider themselves lesbians is not lost on historians, who are now working to reinterpret Austen's story to more fully include Tate.

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The Sissies, Hustlers, and Hair Fairies Whose Defiant Lives Paved the Way For Stonewall

The Sissies, Hustlers, and Hair Fairies Whose Defiant Lives Paved the Way For Stonewall | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The queens had finally had enough: In August 1966—fifty years ago this month—transgender and gender-nonconforming customers at Gen
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A Peek Inside Berlin's Queer Club Scene Before Hitler Destroyed It

A Peek Inside Berlin's Queer Club Scene Before Hitler Destroyed It | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A new book tells the true stories behind Cabaret, and what was possibly the most thrilling gay party scene the world has ever known.

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