Gay Icons and History: February 2014

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New Documentary Profiles Fred Karger Campaign

Filed by John M. Becker | February 28, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

Check out the trailer for "Fred," a forthcoming documentary about Fred Karger's 2012 campaign for president. Karger is the first-ever gay presidential candidate.Read More


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Knocking on History's Closet

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | February 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Scholars and the LGBT community have been speculating about the sexual orientation or gender identity of great historical figures for a long time.Read More


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Look: President Obama Thanks Edie Windsor

Filed by John M. Becker | February 14, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

President Obama received marriage equality hero Edie Windsor in the Oval Office this week so he could thank her in person for her historic victory at the Supreme Court.Read More


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NY Advocates Push to Give Stonewall Inn Landmark Status

Filed by John M. Becker | February 12, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Did you know that the Stonewall Inn, perhaps the most singularly consequential place in the history of the modern LGBT civil rights movement, isn't formally recognized by NYC as a historic landmark?Read More


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Meet LGBT Pioneer Irene Benedetti

Filed by Mark Segal | February 10, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Philadelphia's Irene Benedetti was - and is - an LGBT pioneer. There are many like her, and it's important to know their stories since they are our history.Read More