The confrontations between police and demonstrators at the Stonewall Inn in New York City the weekend of June 27-29, 1969 mark the beginning of the modern glbtq movement for equal rights.
Formed soon after the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the short-lived but influential Gay Liberation Front brought a new militancy to the movement that became known as gay liberation.
The sexual revolution of post-World War II America changed sexual and gender roles profoundly.
"Leather" is a blanket term for a large array of sexual preferences, identities, relationship structures, and social organizations loosely tied together by the thread of what is conventionally understood as sadomasochistic sex.
Although best known for her crusade for women's suffrage, Susan B. Anthony spoke out on a range of feminist issues.
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A cultural crossroads between Asia and Europe, Russia has a long, rich, and often violent heritage of varied influences and stark confrontations in regard to its patterns of same-sex love.
As America observes Father's Day 2014, it is important to remember all fathers, including adoptive fathers, gay fathers, single fathers, and foster fathers. That is the message President Obama has sent in his Father's Day 2014 proclamation and exemplified in a heartwarming video.
In the proclamation issued on June 14, 2014, President Obama is notably inclusive. "With encouragement and unconditional love, fathers guide their children and help them envision brighter futures. They are teachers and coaches, friends and role models. They instill values like hard work and integrity, and teach their kids to take responsibility for themselves and those around them. This is a task for every father--whether married or single, gay or straight, natural or adoptive--and every child deserves someone who will step up and fill this role."
The President adds: "My Administration proudly supports dads who are not only present but also involved, who meet their commitments to their sons and daughters, even if their own fathers did not. Today, let us reflect on our fathers' essential contributions to our lives, our society, and our Nation. Let us thank the men who understand there is nothing more important than being the best fathers they can be."
Perhaps the most heartwarming video issued to celebrate Father's Day 2014 is the one below, in which an eleven-year-old boy thanks his adoptive gay dads.