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MABEL HAMPTON (1902-1989) was a dancer during the Harlem Renaissance and later became an LGBT historian, philanthropist and activist. Hampton marched in the first National Gay and Lesbian March on Washington, and she appeared in the films Silent Pioneers and Before Stonewall. In 1984, Hampton spoke at New York City’s Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade. Hampton’s collection of memorabilia, ephemera, letters and other records documenting her history are housed at the Lesbian Herstory Archives.

Mabel Hampton (May 1902 – October was an American lesbian activist, a dancer during the Harlem Renaissance, and a philanthropist for both black and lesbian/gay

(1858-1964) Anna Julia Cooper was an educator, author, activist and one of the most prominent African American scholars in US history. She gave voice to African-Americans during the 19th and 20th centuries, from the end of slavery to the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Cooper studied French literature and history before enrolling as a doctoral student at Columbia University in 1914 while remaining a full-time teacher. She was only the 4th African-American woman in the US to earn a…

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper August 1858 – February was an American author, educator, speaker and one of the most prominent African-American scholars in United States history.

Gay rights protests in the 70s. It's ridiculous we are still fighting for Equal Rights #GetItTogetherAmerica

vintagegal: “ PFLAG members at the 1974 Gay Pride Parade in New York, 1974 (via) ”

Historical Reference- Harvey Milk protesting Gay Rights!

The Hope Speech. Harvey Milk addressing crowd from stage at San Francisco Gay Day Parade. Harvey Milk was shot twice in the head by conservative and disgruntled supervisor Daniel White. Mayor George Moscone was also killed.

GLADYS BENTLEY (1907-1960) began her career singing and playing piano at rent parties and the legendary speakeasies of "Jungle Alley" at 133rd. She appeared at Harry Hansberry's "Clam House" on 133rd Street, one of New York City's most notorious gay speakeasies, in the 1920s, and headlined in the early thirties at Harlem's Ubangi Club, where she was backed up by a chorus line of drag queens. She played piano and sang lyrics to popular tunes of the day in a deep, growling voice.

Gladys Bentley was a jazz singer who performed in Harlem's notorious gay speakeasies during the Harlem Renaissance while wearing a white tuxedo and top hat. She was notorious for flirting with women in her audience from the stage.

Oscar Wilde in late nineteenth century smoking jacket

The great man - Oscar Wilde in late nineteenth century smoking jacket

Under pressure from FBI’s counterintelligence program, Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver and his wife Kathleen left the United States for Algeria. There, he set up the International Section of the Black Panther Party which quickly became the hangout of revolutionaries from the Vietnamese and African liberation movements.

Under pressure from FBI’s counterintelligence program, Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver and his wife Kathleen left the United States for Algeria. There, he set up the International Section of the Black Panther Party which quickly became the hangout of revol

Marsha P. Johnson (born Malcolm Johnson) was one of the well known drag queens who led the fight for gay rights during the Stonewall Riots of 1969. After the success of the rebellion, Marsha P. Johnson and her friends formed S.T.A.R. – Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries.

Marsha P. Johnson (born Malcolm Johnson) was one of the well known drag queens who led the fight for gay rights during the Stonewall Riots of After the success of the rebellion, Marsha P. Johnson and her friends formed S.

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