Tag Archives: LGBTQ Community

Spirit Day 2020

Spirit Day is a commemoration originally created to recognize the disproportionate levels of bullying and harassment of  LGBTQ youth. It is a time for people of all gender identities and orientations to unite against bullying. We recognize that regardless of … Continue reading

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It’s Ally Week

One of my college student friends reminded me yesterday that this week is GLSEN’s Ally Week. Gloria said this is a very special week for her because she remains an active member of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network group … Continue reading

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International Day Against Homophobia

I could never truly grasp the bigoted mind. Yes, I can understand bigotry from an intellectual standpoint.  I know that many social institutions and nations use bigotry to control their followers.  But I just don’t get how seemingly “decent, loving” … Continue reading

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Harvey Milk Day

He was one of the very few public figures who could connect the dots.  Even though Harvey Milk didn’t use that clichéd expression, “to connect the dots”, in his speeches, he lived it. Most of us think of Harvey Milk … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

I remember first reading and hearing about a mysterious and threatening disorder that caused a drastic reduction in the immune function of humans.  The medical community was at a loss as to what the condition could be. Previously rare diseases … Continue reading

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1979 March For Lesbian And Gay Rights

The last quarter of the 20th Century was a time when many of the civil rights movements were solidifying their gains in the United States.  Most noteworthy were the struggles for racial and gender equality against entrenched attitudes of mainstream … Continue reading

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