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Every great social movement has its heroes. But when it comes to queer history, almost no one knows their names.

Minus those who live in the great state of California or are home-schooled by lesbian moms, the majority of students just aren’t taught LBGTQ history. The little they do know, they’ve probably learned either from RuPaul (a great source) or anti-gay propaganda shared at a bus station. 

It’s time to change that. After all, there’s so much more to queer and trans history than Dallas’ Buyers Club and the soundtrack to Rent

Here are just a few of the names of LBGTQ icons you can now keep close to your corny heart. Read more…

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