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Martine Rothblatt, September 23, 2010

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Martine Rothblatt accepting an award at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., on September 23, 2010.
Courtesy of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance/Wikimedia Commons.
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Martine Rothblatt accepting an award at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., on September 23, 2010.


Courtesy of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance/Wikimedia Commons.

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Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” Climbs Billboard Charts

February 1, 1964
"I don’t care what age you are—whether you’re 16 or 116—there’s nothing more wonderful than standing on the stage and shaking your finger and singing, ‘Don’t tell me what to do.’” - Singer Lesley Gore

Idina Menzel

A longtime star of the Broadway stage, Idina Menzel became the first person ever to claim both a Billboard Top 10 slot (for Holiday Wishes in 2014) and a Tony Award (for Wicked in 2003).

Idina Menzel in her "Barefoot at the Symphony" Concert Tour

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Idina Menzel in her Barefoot at the Symphony concert tour, which ran from 2010 to 2013.
Photograph courtesy of Robin Wong and Idina Menzel.
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Idina Menzel in her Barefoot at the Symphony concert tour, which ran from 2010 to 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Robin Wong and Idina Menzel.

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Lesléa Newman, cropped

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Lesléa Newman.
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Lesléa Newman.

Leslie Feinberg, 1949 - 2014

I was in an alleyway in Chicago the first time someone told me about Stone Butch Blues. “You’ve got to read this book,” she said. “Stone Butch Blues.” The “she” in question was an older Femme (they always were), and the name of the book got right under my skin. I can remember the feeling: My ears perked up, head tilted back, eyes focused. Stone Butch Blues, I thought. Ok. I was sixteen years old, had been out since I was fourteen, and had been a tomboy all my life.

Leslie Feinberg

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Leslie Feinberg.
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Leslie Feinberg.

Courtesy of Marilyn Humphreys.

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Leslie Feinberg

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Leslie Feinberg.
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Leslie Feinberg.

Courtesy of Minnie Bruce Pratt.

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"Stone Butch Blues," by Leslie Feinberg

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Stone Butch Blues, by Leslie Feinberg, originally published in 1993.
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Stone Butch Blues, by Leslie Feinberg, originally published in 1993.

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Leslea Newman

A proud lesbian feminist writer, Lesléa Newman made history in 1989 with her controversial children’s book, Heather Has Two Mommies.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "LGBTQIA Rights." (Viewed on February 13, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/lgbtqia-rights>.

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