Leonard Matlovich Tombstone
Continue reading ““A Gay Vietnam Veteran””
“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.””Vintage Everyday @ vintage.es
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.
pride.google June 2019
Celebrating the past, present, and future of the LGBTQ+ community.
pride.google June 2019
via pride.google: Pride Forever
To understand how gay rights vary around the world, Business Insider created a set of maps.
Shayanne Gall and Ashley Collman
businessinsider.com: 10 maps show how different LGBTQ rights are around the world – Business Insider
“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
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.”
One of the women said she and her wife were told by an officer to “walk away.”
huffingtonpost.com: Oregon Man Blasts Lesbian Couple In Hateful Rant Caught On Video | HuffPost
…young man physically threatening and hurling homophobic epithets at a married same-sex couple in Portland, Oregon.
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.
See much more at businessinsider.com: LGBTQ Pride 2018: Photos of cities celebrating – Business Insider
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.