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An unlikely advocate for gay rights emerges

LGBT History Month: America’s First Equality Governor

In April of 1975, a groundbreaking event occurred in the fight for gay and lesbian equal rights. In Pennsylvania, a state not generally known for liberal politics, a courageous and progressive governor, Milton J. Shapp, signed an executive order that banned discrimination in state government.

Lesbian Erasure: Part Two

LGBT History Month: Stepping away from the norm, Susan B. Anthony and others make their mark on society

Examples of lesbian sexuality are all over early American history. The 19th century saw a myriad of reasons why lesbianism was actually embraced, right up until the turn of the 20th century, when it wasn’t.

Lesbian Erasure: Part One

LGBT History Month: Defining Lesbianism

By Victoria A. Brownworth (Author’s Note: For the purposes of space, except for brief references, this article focuses on lesbian couplings in the U.S.) Lesbians exist. Lesbians, like gay men, have always existed. If there is a singular lesson to be learned this LGBT history month, it is that lesbians didn’t just appear suddenly in …