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Lesbian actress Samira Wiley, known for her roles as Poussey Washington in “Orange Is The New Black” and Moira in “The Handmaid’s Tale”, is part of the cast of “Equal”, a documentary series on LGBTQ+ history.
A few years ago, teachers in Maryland were afraid to include LGBTQ references in sex education courses because they could face lawsuits.
But they and high school administrators in Montgomery County have found that a significant number of LGBTQ students feel non-existent and unrepresented in their schools, and this can lead to negative effects, not to mention incidents of hate and bias.
A champion of the LGBTQ rights movement has passed away. Phyllis Lyon died of natural causes at 95.
I wanted to pay tribute to this amazing lady today. It’s sad to see this LGBTQ icon go. We are losing a role model in the battle for equal rights and a witness to the evolution of our movement.
Phyllis Lyon will have seen and experienced everything with her wife. She spent 50 years fighting for our rights.
Harvey Milk was long considered to be the first openly gay person to be elected to political office. That is not true, and it is time to correct that.
Still, too many people think author Emily Dickinson was a straight and lonely old maid.
The story is finally corrected. Two projects have been created that bring the truth to the world.
Thanks to the film “Wild Nights with Emily” and the series “Dickinson”, we can finally find the real Emily Dickinson, the queer one, the one who loved her sister-in-law Susan for so many years.
Many LGBTQ people contributed to the Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia in the 1700s. Today, a guide that highlights their contribution has been created. They thus regained their rightful place in history.