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This week in LGBTQ history: UN issues Free & Equal stamps

In February of this year, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issued a set of six stamps promoting the UN Free & Equal campaign.

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LGBTQ-Latino leader, Carlos Guillermo Smith, fights for Florida’s future

"This tragedy has impacted the central Florida LGBTQ community so much. It's got to be part of the conversation in the election cycle."

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Orlando: A hate crime against the gay community

This worst-ever mass shooting in American history was first and foremost a homophobic crime of hate against the nation's LGBTQIA community.

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This month in LGBTQ history: A poem to the continuing struggle

"First job, keep her talking, keep / her alive. Get help. Where? How?"

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This week in LGBTQ history: Celebrating and honoring Christine Jorgensen

American transwoman was a pioneer in gender reassignment surgery and a fierce advocate for trans people's rights.

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Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately.

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Minnesota celebrates national love

"Love Wins" became a national hashtag connecting millions of people from all over the world who supported the big win in the U.S.

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Marriage rights one county at a time in Texas

As the days pass, more and more Texas counties are bending to the law of the land.

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Today in LGBTQ history: Stonewall Inn made historic landmark


Today the  Stonewall Inn, site of the historic rebellion for LGBTQ rights was made a landmark by New York City's Landmarks Preservation Committee. The vote was unanimous. 

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Today in history: first AIDS cases reported in 1981

In its earliest phase, very little was known about transmission, and public anxiety grew, sometimes reaching hysterical proportions.

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