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To Preserve our Past | To Celebrate our Present | To Create our Future
To Preserve our Past | To Celebrate our Present | To Create our Future

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#MakingHistory Watch Michael Sam's reaction as he becomes the first openly gay athlete to be drafted into the NFL. He'll be playing for the St. Louis Rams. Congratulations, Michael!!
Michael Sam Reacts to Being Drafted by the Rams

#TodayLGBTQHistory 1917-In Russia, the Bolsheviks repeal the entire criminal code in favor of "revolutionary justice." Among the laws nullified are those relating to sex acts between men.

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#TodayLGBTQHistory 1955: Frank Kameny is fired from his job as an astronomer in the United States Army's Map Service in Washington, D.C. because of his homosexuality. A few days later he is blacklisted from seeking federal employment. These events spur Kameny into being a gay rights activist. http://ow.ly/rPeFQ

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#MakingHistory We are 16 going on 17. New Mexico Supreme Court legalizes Same-Sex Marriage. http://ow.ly/rVNWP

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#TodayLGBTQHistory 1922-The God of Vengeance opens at the Provincetown Playhouse. The drama, translated from Yiddish and performed in English for the first time, includes the first lesbian scenes on the American stage. http://ow.ly/rPed3

#TodayLGBTQHistory 1982-The Quebec government overwhelmingly approves a measure that gives domestic partners of gays and lesbians legal protection and access to economic benefits previously restricted to straights.

#TodayLGBTQHistory 1997-In New Jersey, same-sex couples are given the right to jointly adopt children.

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#TodayLGBTQHistory 1928: Having been published in Paris the previous July, Radclyffe Hall's "The Well of Loneliness," the first major novel in English with an explicitly pro lesbian theme, is published in the U.S. Americans buy more than 20,000 copies of the book within the next month, making it a bestseller. http://ow.ly/rz3jJ

#TodayLGBTQHistory 1988-The film adaptation of Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy" opens in the United States.
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