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Packed With Pride

Every June, LGBT communities around the world celebrate Pride month. Let's join in the celebration the only we know how - with photos of the past of course.

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Who am I?

Only if I could have lived to see the recent US Supreme Court ruling on LGBT workplace discrimination. As a pioneer for gay rights, I fought to remove homosexuality's classification as a mental illness (and won), edited the US's first national lesbian magazine, organized New York City's first Pride Parade, and never wavered in my fight for equality. Many consider me the mother of the LGBT civil rights movement.

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Then and now

Elton John: 1975 to now

Since teaming up with Bernie Taupin, Elton John has been an undeniable pop music force. Beyond his innate ability to churn out hits, he actively raises awareness and money for HIV/AIDS prevention while also focusing on discrimination towards those affected by the disease.

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The way we were

Fight for your rights

Concerns over coronavirus have stymied many municipal plans for Pride Parades in 2020, but those voices won't be silenced. They'll return stronger than ever.

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On this day

California opens its marriage laws

Same-sex marriage became legal in California on this day in 2008. While a battle in the courts ensued, it became the second US state (behind Massachusetts) to do so. 7 years later, the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage bans to be unconstitutional.

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Barbara Gittings is today's historical figure.
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