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Today’s LGBTQ Supreme Court Victory Sits on the Shoulders of Black Americans’ Vital Contributions

Despite winning marriage equality throughout the U.S. five years ago, many did not know that it was still legal to fire an LGBTQ person because of their sexual orientation or gender identity in 25 of the 50 states. It is estimated that 4 of every 10 LGBTQ Americans live in[…]

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History
American Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin on the ‘Absolute Necessity’ to Be Openly Gay

In a recently unearthed recording of a mid-1980s interview, he shares his thoughts on the importance of being openly gay

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History
Buggery, Sodomy and Cross-Dressing, Oh My: A Timeline of Gay Criminalization in America

The history of gay criminalization in the United States — mostly in the form of anti-sodomy laws — is a complex one, but let’s break it all down

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Politics
It Turns Out the Civil Rights Movement Can Help You Get Through Holiday Dinners With Republican Family

If you’re dreading that big holiday dinner with your Republican Family, you can look to the Civil Rights movement to change their minds without a big fight

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