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The spotlight isn’t just for the stage

Drag queens who lead the fight for LGBTQ progress

The ancient roots of the entertainment industry are inseparable from the concept of drag, although the term itself is a recent development. Men have dressed as women for performances from ancient Greece to Shakespearean times, even across continents as kabuki troupes demonstrate.

Pride month event held at nation’s capitol

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Sen. Tammy Baldwin on hand

For the past two years, I have been invited to attend the U.S. Department of Labor’s LGBT Pride Month event. Not living in Washington D.C., I am not normally able to attend, but this year I was in D.C. for two days of business at the same time.

Jesse’s Journal: Stonewall National Monument

A look at LGBT history

The United States has 122 federally-protected areas called national monuments. The Antiquities Act of 1906 authorizes the president to proclaim “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest” as national monuments.

Stonewall Inn named a national monument

The Stonewall Inn is officially a national monument, the first LGBT site to be granted such an honor. The naming, which occurred Friday afternoon, comes after much recent speculation and years of efforts to get historical recognition of the bar, which is still in operation and is credited with kick starting the modern day LGBT …