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LGBT History Project

Lyon, Martin paved the way for lesbians

Posted: October 27th, 2017 | Featured, LGBT History Project | No Comments

By Alex Madison | LGBT History Project

In a time when President Donald Trump has directed a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military, his administration has rescinded protections for trans students in public schools and the advancement of LGBT national historic landmarks are in question, the stories of those who fought for equal rights in an earlier era seem to be more important than ever before.

One such story is that of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, who ushered in the modern lesbian movement and made history by becoming the first same-sex couple married in San Francisco — twice.

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Stonewall Rebellion: It wasn’t Judy!

Posted: September 29th, 2017 | Featured, LGBT History Project | No Comments

By Perry Brass | LGBT History Project

Many things have been said and written about “Stonewall,” the historic confrontation in June 1969 after a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run gay bar on Christopher Street in New York City’s Greenwich Village that ignited the Gay Revolution — and an incredible change in attitudes and feelings about queer people throughout the world.

Among them, it happened on the night of a full moon, so a lot of the craziness on the streets can be blamed on that — not true.

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