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Charlotte Cushman’s passions on stage and off

LGBT History Month: Charlotte Cushman— A flawless Romeo

Charlotte Cushman (1816-1876) was the greatest American actress of her era, a theatrical superstar and a gender-non-conforming lesbian who worked on stages in the U.S., Britain and Rome throughout the mid-19th century.

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Stonewall 50 finally gets our history right

LGBT History Month: The Truth of What Happened

Something very strange happened during last June’s celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The LGBTQ community, especially those of us from Gay Liberation Front New York realized how the history we created from 1969 to 1971 was being distorted by those who had recorded it.

Fate of the LGBTQ community’s job security lies in the hands of the Supreme Court

Arguments Heard on October 8 Will Determine if Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Will Cover Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

Following the weeks of Donald Trump’s inauguration, a press release was put out by the White House promising to protect the rights of the LGBTQ community. … However, nothing could be further from the truth.

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Workplace spurs Menopause Movement

Conversation Needed for a Better Work Environment

The fastest-growing demographic in the workplace are menopausal women, and yet the conversation of menopause has not yet been started in many workplace environments, which has serious consequences.

Authors and Activism

LGBT History Month: A History of LGBTQ Bookstores

Until the 1970s, when LGBTQ publishing first began and activists like Barbara Gittings pushed for representation in libraries, the few queer books available were limited mostly to anti-gay medical texts. So, as the first wave of bookstores like Giovanni’s Room opened.

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For celebrities, an off-screen journey to on-screen equality

LGBT History Month: Exploring the Faces of Media, TV and More

ABC News correspondent Gio Benitez says that as a young reporter in Miami, he was inspired by the greats of television journalism: Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Barbara Walters and Katie Couric. He didn’t seek out gay role models in the media, “because at the time I was very conflicted about it myself.”

Watch that man

An Interview with Ben Mandelker of ‘Watch What Crappens’

Katonah native Ben Mandelker is a funny guy. The Dartmouth College alum moved to Los Angeles a few years ago to be a comedy writer. He’s not the first and he won’t be the last.

Our People: Natalie Watson

Center Volunteer, Community Leader

Having served as a volunteer coordinator for over two years, Natalie Watson is this year’s Community Impact Award recipient for the LGBTQ Center of Raleigh.

Popular HIV Drug May Result in Serious Injury

Legal Eagles: Manufacturer at Center of Controversy

Truvada, a popular medication used to treat and even prevent HIV, has been connected with serious complications, including lactic acidosis, kidney failure, liver problems and bone problems.