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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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Editors' Picks
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s Supreme Court Pick, Brett Kavanaugh

U.S. President Donald Trump has named Brett Kavanaugh as his pick for a Supreme Court Justice: Let’s look at his record and the efforts to stop him

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