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Stonewall Riots Stonewall Riots
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.
 
Gay Liberation Front
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The sexual revolution of post-World War II America changed sexual and gender roles profoundly.
 
Leather Culture
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Anthony, Susan B. Anthony, Susan B.
Although best known for her crusade for women's suffrage, Susan B. Anthony spoke out on a range of feminist issues.
 
Africa: Sub-Saharan, Pre-Independence
With reports from hundreds of sub-Saharan African locales of male-male sexual relations and from about fifty of female-female sexual relations, it is clear that same-sex sexual relations existed in traditional African societies, though varying in forms and in the degree of public acceptance
 
Androgyny Androgyny
Androgyny, a psychological blending of gender traits, has long been embraced by strong women, soft men, members of queer communities, and others who do not easily fit into traditionally defined gender categories.
 
Russia
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In Memoriam
 
In Memoriam: Ray Aghayan
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/11/11
Last updated on: 10/16/11
 
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Ray Aghayan.
Acclaimed costume designer Ray Aghayan (1928-2011) died on October 11, 2011. In 1967, Aghayan shared the first Emmy Award presented in the category of Costume Design with his then-assistant Bob Mackie, who would become his life partner.

Aghayan designed costumes for dozens of television shows, ten films, and several Broadway plays. He won three Emmys and was nominated for nine. He was also nominated for three Academy Awards and one Tony Award. In addition, he produced the landmark made-for-television film Consenting Adult (1985), based on Laura Z. Hobson's novel about a gay son coming out to his family. Aghayan is survived by his long-time partner, designer Bob Mackie.

 
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