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Monday, January 31, 2011

LGBT History: Coming Out In the 1950's

By David Mixner -

ImagesPhil Siegel, who was co-communications director at the National Equality March on Washington, was inspired watching the young marchers interacting with some of our pioneers. Upon his return to San Francisco, he organized a group of young people and created the Gay History Video Project. In the videos, the young activist interviewed the pioneers and in the process saved a valuable part of our LGBT history. This is a very exciting project.
In the first video, young people interview legends, like Phyllis Lyons, and we can witness them telling us our history. One can only hope that Phil's creativity and determination spread across the country as young people take oral histories of our pioneers. Please take a few minutes and learn how the LGBT community as we now know it came into existence.

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