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The Intersection of LGBTQ History and Disability

LGBTQ History Month Retrospectives from the LGBT History Project

Disabled people have long been hidden from history, and unsurprisingly, disabled LGBTQ historical figures too have been hidden. The LGBTQ community itself has been slow to address disability as an issue, yet some of the most beloved and most commonly invoked LGBTQ historical figures also had disabilities…

Surviving the Silence

The Unexpected Story of Col. Pat Thompson

In 1989, U.S. Army Col. Margarethe (Grethe) Cammermeyer was undergoing a routine security clearance interview when she said four simple words, “I am a lesbian.” At the time, she was a highly decorated nurse and war hero on track to becoming a general. The admission started an intense investigation and highly publicized discharge proceedings …
At the center of those proceedings was Col. Patsy Thompson who in 1992 was a decorated Army nurse, only two years away from retirement.

Convention Watch

Record Number of LGBTQ Delegates Represent North Carolina

North Carolina had a record-number of 18 LGBTQ delegates representing the state at this year’s Democratic National Convention.

Cultural power center launches fellowship

Beyond the Carolinas

The Center for Cultural Power, formerly CultureStrike, in partnership with 5050by2020 announced the launch of The Disruptors Fellowship — a five-month program that will be awarded to 10 artists of color who identify as transgender and/or non-binary, disabled, undocumented and/or formerly undocumented immigrants.