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LGBTQIA Rights

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.
Courtesy of Marilyn Humphreys.
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Leslie Feinberg.

Courtesy of Marilyn Humphreys.

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Leslie Feinberg

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Leslie Feinberg.
Courtesy of Minnie Bruce Pratt.
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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.

Idina Menzel, May 25, 2008

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Idina Menzel singing "God Bless America" at the conclusion of the 2008 National Memorial Day Concert on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C.
Photograph by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/U.S. Department of Defense.
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Idina Menzel singing "God Bless America" at the conclusion of the 2008 National Memorial Day Concert on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C.

Photograph by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/U.S. Department of Defense.

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Deborah Wasserman Schultz

An outspoken Democrat, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was entrusted with great responsibility for the party both in the US House of Representatives and as chair of the Democratic National Committee.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "LGBTQIA Rights." (Viewed on May 2, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/lgbtqia-rights>.

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