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03-30-2007, 02:13 PM
I'm starting a new thread to make people and issues of LGBT history more accessible.
I'm starting with Harvey Milk. Feel free to pitch in your favorites!
Much More at glbtHistoryMonth.com
I couldn't quite understand Jaimie's instructions for posting a youtube, can anybody help?
03-30-2007, 03:35 PM
And then there's Harry Hay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Hay)! While i never met the Duchess (as he was affectionately known among some Radical Faeries) i've long looked up to him as a grand gay inspiration. Love him or hate him, agree with him or not, Harry's influence was widespread.
03-30-2007, 10:13 PM
One activist whose name is not very well-known even in the GLBT movement, but who pioneered and accomplished a lot, is the late Brenda Howard. It was she who first suggested the idea of a march to commemorate the Stonewall riot, according to people who knew her in the Gay Activists Alliance back in 1969 and 1970. This became the annual Gay Pride march.
Since then, she was active in many different groups, including ACT-UP and the New York Area Bisexual Network.
She died two years ago.
Wikipedia article on Brenda Howard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brenda_Howard)
An Activist's Life, by Thomas Leavitt -- Brenda Howard Obit (http://www.thomasleavitt.org/personal/blog/archives/2005/07/29/brenda-howard-obit/)
Pride founding mother, Brenda Howard's, memorial service announced (http://www.bilerico.com/2005/07/000650.php)
PFLAG-Queens press release mentioning Brenda Howard Memorial Award (http://www.brendahoward.org/documents/BrendaHoward-PressRelease.txt)
Brenda Howard memorial website (http://www.nyabn.org/brenda/)
04-02-2007, 04:54 PM
Elaine Noble is one of my favorites.
In fact www.glbtq.com has plenty of info on tons of important figures in the gay community that you can read about.
Also Leonard Matlovich, who fought to serve openly in the army.
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