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Summer of Adventure

 

Explore the lives of our LGBTQIA+ neighbors

Every year in June, LGBTQIA+ Pride Month is celebrated in the United States. June was chosen to commemorate the riots held by members of the LGBTQIA+ community against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969. According to the Library of Congress, the Stonewall riots were a "tipping point" for the gay liberation movement in the United States.

Regional LGBTQIA+ Resources

Equality Illinois | OneIowa | The Trevor Project | Clocks Inc | The Project | QCAD Out for Good

How did we get from picketed protests like the Annual Reminder in Philadelphia to massive parades and parties around the world?

Join Dyllón as he visits a baker in the heart of the Bible Belt who risked putting his business on the line to take a stand for LGBTQ+ rights.

The word “GAY” has a long history in the English language, but why did “GAY” stop meaning “happy” and start referring “same sex relationships?”

Explore the historical and ongoing struggle for equality and dignity in Sacramento’s LGBTQ+ communities through regional perspectives and events.

Born into slavery, Swann was the first known person to identify as a “Queen of Drag.”

A nonbinary trans boy is found between his immigrant family and living happily ever after.

Julian Eltinge was a female impersonator who was once America's highest paid performer.

Examine the code words and phrases used to describe LGBTQA communities.

For residents of an LGBTQ+ retirement home, “senior” prom takes on a whole new meaning.

When did we start defining sexual orientation?

Explore Wisconsin’s hidden LGBTQ+ history and leading role in the gay rights struggle.

Years before Stonewall, LGBTQ+ Wisconsinites fought against oppressive homophobia, eventually forming a movement that would score unprecedented civil rights protections.

San Francisco's LGBTQ community reshapes the vogue balls of 1970s Harlem.

An LGBTQ Marine thrives after Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is repealed.

Sissy talks with his wife Vickie about how they forged a new path.

A nonbinary trans boy caught between the expectations of his family and his dreams.

Being out in the church can be difficult—but it doesn’t have to be that way.

11 states in the U.S. allow for adoption discrimination based on religious grounds.

Dancer Amit Patel is reinventing Bollywood dance for queer expression.

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