CEO’s story of coming out as transgender

This article discusses Wynne Nowland and how she came out to her employees, colleagues and clients.  Ms. Nowland is the head of Bradley & Parker, an insurance, risk management and financial services firm.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-happened-when-a-ceo-came-out-as-transgender-11600002000?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1

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Track champion Caster Semenya loses appeal to defend her title at Olympics

South African track champion Caster Semenya lost her final appeal to defend her title at next summer’s Tokyo Olympics.  According to the New York Times, Semenya, who has elevated testosterone levels due to a rare genetic condition, will “continue to fight for the human rights of all female athletes ‘until we can all run free the […]

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Art museum exhibit examines the relationship between James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney

“Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door”, an exhibit at the Knoxville (TN) Museum of Art explores the 38 year relationship between artist Beauford Delaney and author James Baldwin, a friendship that “shaped one another’s creative output and worldview”, and the exhibit tells their story while exploring the “nature of the racial and […]

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Larry Kramer Remembered

Some of the many tributes to Larry Kramer From Tony Kushner: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/opinion/larry-kramer.html From playwright Matthew Lopez: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/27/larry-kramer-death-activist-gay-rights From Anthony Fauci: https://time.com/5843886/larry-kramer-fauci-remembrance/ Some profile pieces from over the years: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2002/05/13/public-nuisance https://nymag.com/news/features/62887/ https://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/larry-kramer-ellen-barkin-american-people-volume-two

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Larry Kramer-AIDS activist has died

Larry Kramer, AIDS activist, author and playwright has died at the age of 84. Kramer co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and founded Act Up during the eighties, wrote the acclaimed play The Normal Heart, and earlier this year published the second and final volume of his epic novel The American People. https://www.npr.org/2020/05/27/512714500/larry-kramer-pioneering-aids-activist-and-writer-dies-at-84https://www.newsweek.com/larry-kramer-rip-aids-activism-1506891

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Stonewall historian and longtime LGBTQ rights activist David Carter has died

Carter’s influential 2004 book, Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution, was also the basis for the acclaimed PBS documentary “Stonewall Uprising” and he was key in helping the Stonewall Inn receive National Monument status. https://www.washingtonblade.com/2020/05/07/stonewall-riots-historian-author-david-carter-dies-at-67/

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Dr. Richard Friedman, author of the book Male Homosexuality: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective

Dr. Richard Friedman, the author of the groundbreaking 1988 book Male Homosexuality: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective, has died at the age of 79. The book made the case that sexual orientation is largely biologically determined and debunked the Freudian thought, still prevalent at the time, that homosexuality could be “cured”. https://www.gaycitynews.com/dr-richard-friedman-key-in-normalizing-homosexuality-dies-at-79/ https://www.advocate.com/news/2020/5/07/male-homosexuality-author-dies-book-countered-negative-stereotypes

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ONE Archives Collection at the USC Libraries

The ONE Archives Collection at the USC Libraries has launched a new online exhibit entitled Safer at Home, in which objects from the past will hopefully “mirror” our present times. A new archival piece will be added each week with comment and contextualization, effectively creating and developing an exhibition in real time.“Visual culture acts as a […]

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