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Google Doodle honors LGBTQ pioneer, Stonewall vet Marsha P. Johnson

Google Doodle honors LGBTQ pioneer, Stonewall vet Marsha P. Johnson | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The gay liberation activist and self-identified drag queen was a central figure in the Stonewall riots.

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‘Everybody Ain’t Surfing This Rainbow Wave’: Why Divisions Endure in Gay Rights

‘Everybody Ain’t Surfing This Rainbow Wave’: Why Divisions Endure in Gay Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In the 50 years since Stonewall, many strides have been made. But for gay people of color, the battle for equal rights isn’t over.

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The hidden gay history of paper dolls.

The hidden gay history of paper dolls. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Infinitely adaptable and easy to conceal, these toys were surprisingly appealing to gay men in the 1950s.

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Gay Rainbow Flag Symbol And Gilbert Baker LGBTQ History

Gay Rainbow Flag Symbol And Gilbert Baker LGBTQ History | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A brief history of how rainbows became The Symbol of LGBTQ+ pride.

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Pulse Tribute Tour comes to Lincoln, celebrates LGBT History Month

Pulse Tribute Tour comes to Lincoln, celebrates LGBT History Month | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln LGBTQA+ Resource Center and student organization The Change teamed up with various organizations, businesses and churches around Lincoln to help bring “Orlando: 49 Farolitos” exhibit to Lincoln for the Pulse Tribute Tour as part of LGBT History Month.

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Will & Grace is back, and so is the debate over its place in LGBTQ history

Will & Grace is back, and so is the debate over its place in LGBTQ history | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Is the series revolutionary or a relic? It depends on who you ask.

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The history of LGBTQ people isn’t being taught in our schools

Understanding LGBTQ history beyond Harvey Milk and Stonewall.

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Stuart Milk on Pride, LGBT rights, and what he learned from his uncle Harvey Milk

Stuart Milk on Pride, LGBT rights, and what he learned from his uncle Harvey Milk | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Stuart has spent most of his adult life spreading his late uncle’s message of hope. As one of the first openly gay elected officials in the US, Harvey Milk’s fight against discrimination changed the course of LGBT history for the better. Though tragically assassinated in 1978, his story inspired change in his city, country, and around the world.

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Writer and Philanthropist Chuck Forester on Gay Sex in the 1970s

Writer and Philanthropist Chuck Forester on Gay Sex in the 1970s | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
"In the 70s, society labeled gay men irresponsible hedonists, so we proudly owned it and by declaring our love of sex we made a political statement."
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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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Party and protest: the radical history of gay liberation, Stonewall and Pride

Party and protest: the radical history of gay liberation, Stonewall and Pride | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The long read: A police raid on a gay bar in New York led to the birth of the Pride movement half a century ago – but the fight for LGBTQ+ rights goes back much further than that

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50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

They didn't set out to change history; they weren't the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias. Yet the June 1969 uprising by young gays, lesbians and transgender people in New York City, clash

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Beyond Stonewall: The Push for LGBT Civil Rights

Beyond Stonewall: The Push for LGBT Civil Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

We go back to the night in June 1969 at the New York City Stonewall Inn that sparked the LGBT rights movement. On today’s show we’ll hear about the day that galvanized a generation and the continued fight for LGBT civil rights. The first Pride parades took place in June 1970 marking the 1st anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Michael … Continued

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Jack Guinness and the queer bible: “If brands have a problem with a gay guy, I don’t want to work with them.”

Jack Guinness and the queer bible: “If brands have a problem with a gay guy, I don’t want to work with them.” | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Queer Bible, a site promoting gay history, has been launched by model Jack Guinness. It has lessons for us all

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Claiming Our Own 'Resistance' for LGBT History Month

Claiming Our Own 'Resistance' for LGBT History Month | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

If we only see the tragedies of our history, we miss the heroism--especially our own.

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Resurrecting the Gay History of the Holocaust

Pacifico Silano's "Against Nature" explores an often overlooked and frequently overlooked period of LGBT history: the persecution of gay men by the Nazis.

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the untold story of lgbt pioneer lanah p

the untold story of lgbt pioneer lanah p | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Lanah P has been there, done that, and pioneered the way for every other mixed-race LGBTQ person who refuses to fit into your stereotypes.

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Stonewall Inn Project to Preserve Stories Behind a Gay Rights Monument

Stonewall Inn Project to Preserve Stories Behind a Gay Rights Monument | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
A $1 million grant will go toward conserving the oral histories of those who lived through the 1969 riots.
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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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