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Celebrate Pride: The Importance of LGBTQ History

Emily Perper | Longreads | June 12, 2016 | words

This Pride series continues with stories and interviews surrounding LGBTQ history in the United States.

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Celebrate Pride: The Importance of LGBTQ History

This Pride series continues with stories and interviews surrounding LGBTQ history in the United States.
Photo: Matt Kane

Learning more about the history of the LGBTQ movement is a goal of mine. I came out to my friends and immediate family last year, and I feel as though I need to make up for lost time. I’ve added dozens of books to my to-read pile, like This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of ColorHold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS and Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America. Learning where I come from and to whom I owe my respect and gratitude is important to my self-acceptance and growth as a queer person. This Pride series continues with stories and interviews surrounding LGBTQ history in the United States.

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