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Are you guys interested in LGBT history. I love history in general so yeah I like to know more about our community and to be honest knowing about LGBT people and their contribution to the human evolution through out the ages makes me more proud.

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  • I love LGBT history as well...in both the West and the East there are so many great people who contributed to the world and also happened to be LGBT! From gay pharos in Egypt to Leonardo Da Vinci, gay people have really shaped the world we live in today

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    Yeah Alan Tyring the father of computer and also Tchaikovsky the musician the creator of Black Swan but sadly both of them were forced to suicide

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  • A lot of the greats, especially artists had the most intense emotional struggles in their lives. I feel terrible for anybody who has thoughts of suicide and feels it is the only way out...I have felt that way before too. But it makes me so sad to hear of people who don't want to go on with their life. We will all experience death, there is no doubt about that. So, in my opinion, why rush it? There is so much you can do in life, especially once you realize that the only way you can go is up. Benjamin Franklin once said (pretty hilariously) , "only two things in life are certain: death, and taxes." So why rush either of those? :P

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    I didn't know Monroe was bi lol

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      Yeah even the Russian government (which is homophobic) when they made a book about the biography of Tchaikovsky they refused to speak about his sexuality and how he was forced to suicide.

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  • It is heart warming the amount of great people & history pioneers who are LGBTs and it is heart breaking at the same time knowing that almost all of them had sad lives or ended their lives. ''It takes a queer person to change the world to a better place but it takes a queer person's life as a price for that''

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    It's quite interesting to know the history. The history always has the similar moment.

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    I know for my University class, we learn about the Stonewall riots. It was a series of protest against the police raid that took place at Stonewall Inn in New York City in 1969. This event important event lead to the LGBT liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States and influenced parts of the world. Interesting enough, the Stonewall Inn was owned by the Mafia at the time. During the 1950's and 1960's a lot of bars were unjustly raid if they knew LGBT personnel ventured there. Today, the actual Stonewall Inn was bought out and made into a gay bar and recreational tavern called Stonewall. I know Harvey Milk is an important icon for many in San Francisco and LGBT community, he got elected as a public official but was assassinated later by his opponent Dan White. Dan White got a lesser sentence due to this stupid legal explanation of the "Twinkie Defense", which basically his diet of Twinkles caused his depression in which he couldn't control his actions and that's why he committed voluntary manslaughter.

    I guess an interesting concept from history I learn is called the "Boston Marriage" which is a cohabitation of two women so they can be financially independent of a man. Some were romantic in nature and others not.

    In 1926 The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall is published in the UK and later in the United States. This sparks great legal controversy and brings the topic of homosexuality to the public conversation.

    Christine Jorgensen becomes the first widely publicized person to have undergone sex reassignment surgery, in this case, male to female, creating a worldwide sensation in the 1950s.

    I love reading about history in general. A lot of history has a lot of painful events, truths and such that we must face as not make the same mistake again and evolve as an equal and fair society.

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