Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer History by the LGBTQ Community
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Gay Suicides Stay in the News Clearly if, over the last 40 years, we have successfully changed the homophobic culture of a large number of American workplaces, then we do, in fact, have the tools and skills to change the culture of America's schools as well. We just need to borrow those tools from one environment and apply them to another.... Link to the OutHistory Blog for reflections on this recent news story.
Using materials from the La Guardia and Wagner Archives at La Guardia Community College, this exhibit provides a glimpse of events and documents that have helped change New York City laws as they relate to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.
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In a story headed “Schomburg Center in Harlem Acquires Maya Angelou Archive”, the New York Times reports:
- Ms. Angelou said that transparency about her life and work connected her to a long African-American tradition of preserving and retelling personal history.
- “Hold those things that tell your history and protect them,” she said. “During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: ‘I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.’ ”(Felicia R. Lee, “Schomburg Center in Harlem Acquires Maya Angelou Archive,” October 26, 2010. Accessed October 27, 2010.)
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