“A Gay Vietnam Veteran”

Leonard Matlovich Tombstone

Leonard Matlovich tombstone he designed himself

“The headstone belonging to a gay Vietnam veteran still today remains a poignant reminder of the homophobia faced by the LGBTQ+ community on a daily basis. He arranged for his own burial at Congressional Cemetery, and designed his tombstone which reads: “A Gay Vietnam Veteran. When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men, and a discharge for loving one.””

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Pride Forever

The LGBT Community Center of New York City, with support from Google.org, has worked to preserve LGBTQ+ history for future generations by extending the Stonewall National Monument from its physical location in New York City to a digital experience that can be accessed by everyone, everywhere.

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Celebrating the past, present, and future of the LGBTQ+ community.

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10 Maps Show How Different LGBTQ Rights Are Around The World

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To understand how gay rights vary around the world, Business Insider created a set of maps.


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Same-sex marriage supporters take part in a LGBT pride parade after losing in the marriage equality referendum, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. credit: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

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PHOTOS: A Loving Look Back at the Early ACT UP Heroes of the AIDS Epidemic

“In his new photo book, The AIDS Activist Project Bill Bytsura showcases 18 activists from around the globe, photographed over two decades, and including members of ACT UP (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) chapters from the United States and Europe.”


– David Toussaint, Dec. 1, 2018 queerty.com

Madrid St. Angelo

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Far-Right Trolls Are Falsely Saying LGBT Activists Want Pedophilia Accepted

Baseless accusations of LGBT activists supporting the acceptance of pedophilia as a sexual orientation have resurfaced thanks to far-right trolls and internet conspiracists.

The latest push of the false narrative came from actor and prominent conservative James Woods, who frequently uses his Twitter account to spread falsehoods.

 

AH Comments:  James Woods?  Now that he’s practically faded into oblivion, his distribution of such hateful lies appears to be a desperate need to reclaim some of the attention and validation he received when he was an actor.   He’s pathetic.  Reduced to  acting for an audience of bigots and haters.  

LGBTQ have NEVER promoted acceptance of pedophilia.  It’s an outrageous LIE.  An emotionally charged tactic being used by rightwing-nuts and fake Christians to demonize LGBTQ. 

The result being sustained discrimination, bigotry, hate and escalating violence.

“If you don’t know any better and you already think there’s something wrong with this community, you’re going to see this as more reason why it shouldn’t have rights.”

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Oregon Man Blasts Lesbian Couple In Hateful Rant Caught On Video | HuffPost

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One of the women said she and her wife were told by an officer to “walk away.”

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…young man physically threatening and hurling homophobic epithets at a married same-sex couple in Portland, Oregon.

20 Spectacular Photos of Cities Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Around the World – Business Insider

Revellers take part in a gay pride parade in Tel Aviv, Israel June 8, 2018.
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In this picture taken Sunday, May 13, 2018, Elias, 24, who goes by the stage name of Melanie Coxxx, applies make-up during Beirut Pride week at his home in Tabarja, Lebanon. 
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The US is far from the only country to recognize Pride. Worldwide, cities aim to highlight issues facing their queer communities through Pride celebrations throughout the year. Here’s how cities around the world have recognized Pride so far in 2018.

Gay and lesbian rights activists perform during the annual Gay Pride parade in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, June 17, 2018. AP
Protected by riot police in Kiev, Ukraine, drag queens in whimsical garb rode on parade floats on June 17.

See much more at businessinsider.com: LGBTQ Pride 2018: Photos of cities celebrating – Business Insider

People take part in the Pride day parade in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 3, 2018. Reuters
People take part in the Pride day parade in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 3, 2018.
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Stonewall Inn Owners: ‘This Is The Gay Church. This Is Where It All Began.’ | HuffPost


The bar now heralded as the launching point for the mainstream LGBTQ rights movement had, according to Kurt, fallen to the wayside and lost touch with its queer roots. So in 2006, in light of Stonewall going under, Kelly and a group of investors bought the property ― and revitalized it.Kurt Kelly and Stacy Lentz became the bar’s co-owners in 2006.

Read more about Kurt Kelly and Stacy Lentz saving an iconic place for the “gay rights” movement.

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HRC Launches a ‘Summer of Action’ to Rally Voters

HRC staff, members and supporters are fanning out across the country to support voter registration efforts, phone banking, candidate events, grassroots advocacy trainings, and step up visibility and outreach at LGBTQ Pride parades, festivals and other events. The Summer of Action will also intensify HRC’s already-unprecedented grassroots effort to engage equality-minded voters in key states and congressional districts ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

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