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Consoli, Massimo
Writer, archivist, and theorist, Massimo Consoli was the founder of the Italian gay movement and its leading activist.
Duberman, Martin Bauml
Historian, biographer, essayist, playwright, and academic, Martin Bauml Duberman is an astute commentator on gender and race issues and a pioneer in glbtq studies.
Hormel, James C.
Philanthropist and political activist James C. Hormel became the first openly gay United States ambassador despite the vociferous opposition of conservative groups.
Jennings, William Dale
Editor and author Dale Jennings was a pioneer of the American gay rights movement, one of the co-founders of both the Mattachine Society and ONE, Inc.
The Legacy Walk (Chicago)
The Legacy Walk in Chicago is an outdoor history museum that reclaims and celebrates glbtq contributions to world history and culture.
Legg, W. Dorr
A pioneer in the American gay rights movement and in glbtq studies, W. Dorr Legg won a landmark Supreme Court decision establishing the right to send homosexual content through the U.S. mail.
Libraries and Archives
Libraries and archives have been the sources of information crucial to the difficult process of identity formation and have been significant repositories for the restoration and reconstruction of queer history.
Nestle, Joan
Through her writing, teaching, editing, and activism, Joan Nestle has devoted her life to promoting awareness of glbtq culture and advancing glbtq equality.
Oral History
Oral history has been an especially effective tool for lifting the curtain of invisibility from glbtq history.
Vincenz, Lilli
Veteran activist Lilli Vincenz, who commenced her activism before Stonewall, also collected thousands of documents about the movement for glbtq rights; donated to the Library Congress, they provide scholars an invaluable resource.
Voeller, Bruce
American activist and scientist Bruce Voeller was a leader in both the gay rights movement and the fight against AIDS.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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