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60 Years After a Brutal Witch Hunt, New Hope for ENDA

(10) Comments | Posted April 27, 2013 | 9:00 AM

This week the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which has languished in Congress for years, was reintroduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives. There is guarded optimism that it is finally going to move forward. If ENDA is passed and signed into law, it will protect LGBT Americans from...

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Frank Kameny: 'The U.S. Government Surrendered to Me on July 3, 1975'

(9) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 8:28 PM

Not many Americans can make a claim like that. Frank Kameny was not like many Americans.

In 1957 Dr. Franklin E. Kameny was a well-respected astronomer working for the U.S. Army Map Service. Considered a brilliant student at Harvard University, where he earned his doctorate in astronomy, he was the...

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April 27, 1953: For LGBT Americans, a Day That Lives in Infamy

(36) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 3:48 PM

On the morning of April 27, 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared war on homosexuals.

In one of his first official acts after taking office, Eisenhower issued Executive Order 10450, which banned gay men and lesbians from working for any agency of the federal government.

But that wasn't all. The...

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Obama's Opportunity: A New Era for LGBT Employment Equality?

(4) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 8:27 PM

Brooke Waits had a feeling the meeting with her boss was not going to go well. She had been summoned to her supervisor's office, and her worst fears were immediately realized. "I'm sorry. We are letting you go," she was told. No reason, no discussion. But Brooke knew exactly why...

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