Instant Photography

In ‘40s and ‘50s, Instant Photography Gave LGBT People a ‘Safe/Haven’ Christiana Lilly Two men dressed in drag for a tea party, two women cuddled up at the beach. Today these might be benign photographs, but in the early 1950s, they were memories shuttered away from public view. Until now. These two photographs and a…

LGBTQ History Month: Javier Morgado

CNN Executive Producer b. November 11, 1977 “As Americans we should all share one dream … that we should all enjoy the same rights as everybody else.” Javier Morgado is a journalist and a four-time Emmy Award-winning executive producer at CNN. He received his latest award as part of the CNN team whose breaking coverage…

LGBTQ History Month: Janelle Monáe

Singer, Songwriter & Actor b. December 1, 1985 “I’ve never lived my life in a binary way.” Janelle Monáe is an eight-time Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter and an award-winning actor and activist. Known for her bold fashion choices and music videos, which she calls her “emotion pictures,” Monáe describes herself as a nerdy polymath, Afrofuturist…

LGBTQ History Month: Shannon Minter

Transgender Supreme Court Attorney b. February 14, 1961 “This is how we win; not by being confrontational but by showing people we want to contribute to the community” Shannon Minter is a groundbreaking transgender civil rights attorney who argued successfully before the U.S. Supreme Court. He serves as the legal director of the National Center…

NC Dem Apologizes for Supporting HB2

Charles Graham, a Democratic Party member of the North Carolina General Assembly, currently represents the 47th district (western Robeson County) of the North Carolina House of Representatives.   Home to the town of Lumberton and a sizable Lumbee Tribal population, Graham is a member of the Lumbee Tribe and the only Native American currently serving in the General Assembly. Earlier…

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