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Military History and the LGBTQ+ Community: Questions for Reflection

These questions, designed for flexible use across the many sources in the Military History and the LGBTQ+ Community collection, can provide the foundation for a deeper examination of the documents and themes featured here. The questions can be [...]

Military Adopts "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

In 1994, the military adopted a new policy regarding LGBTQ+ service members: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. In the past, military regulations stated that homosexuality or other LGBTQ+ identites necessitated an immediate discharge from military service. [...]

Perry Watkins Describes his Mistreatment by the Army

Perry Watkins was a gay African American soldier who was drafted to serve in the army during the Vietnam War. He was open about his sexuality throughout his entire career. Despite this, in 1981, the army revoked his security clearance after 13 years [...]

BAAITS 4th Annual Two-Spirit Powwow

The Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) organization aims to support Two-Spirit people and call attention to their presence in Indigenous communities, past and present. By organizing cultural and political events, BAAITS demonstrates the [...]

Activists Invited to ACT UP LA Meeting

On October 11, 1987, about 200,000 people participated in the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Protestors criticized the inadequate response of President Ronald Reagan’s administration to the AIDS crisis and called for [...]

Combahee River Collective Statement

The Black feminist organization, the Combahee River Collective, formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1974. The group's name honors Harriet Tubman and a raid she organized during the Civil War that liberated more than 700 enslaved individuals along the [...]

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Organizing the ACT UP Latinx Caucus

For years, the AIDS epidemic was largely ignored by the United States government, leaving the public uneducated about the disease and how it is transmitted. People living with HIV and AIDS faced stigma, violence, and discrimination by employers, [...]

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