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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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Culture
Read Martin Luther King Jr.’s Advice to a Closeted Teen

10 years before the Stonewall uprising, Martin Luther King Jr. gave advice to a scared, closeted teen… but was it good advice?

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Comics
In 1968, Comic Book Master Stan Lee Wrote an Essay Calling Bigotry a Plague on the World

This short essay about the dangers of hate appeared in a comic book during the peak of the Civil Rights Movement

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Health
Trump Administration Uses Martin Luther King Quotes to Celebrate New Anti-LGBTQ Office

The Department of Health and Human Services will open a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within its existing civil rights office.

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Politics
A Texas MLK Day Parade Will Honor the State’s Transphobic Governor as Grand Marshal

A Texas MLK Day parade will honor the state’s Governor Greg Abbott, a man who supports discriminatory policies against poor people of color and queers

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History
Meet Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Openly Gay Right-Hand Man

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrate the openly gay man who provided the venue for Dr. King to give his famous “I Have A Dream” speech.

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News
4 Reasons Harriet Tubman On $20 Bills Is A Big Friggin’ Deal

We’re happy that Harriet Tubman will soon be gracing our $20 bills, but here’s 4 other reasons we’re excited

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Health
8 Reasons to Defund Planned Parenthood and Why They’re Bullshit

Conservative politicians are threatening to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood, but all their talking points are a bunch of hot air. Come see!

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News
Justice Thomas To Justice Scalia: Are… Are We The Baddies?

Shocking no one, Justice Scalia was on the wrong side of today’s Marriage Equality vote. But does he even realize he’s the bad guy? Has he watched movies?

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