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LGBT Rights and History

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Civics +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

This teaching collection contains resources to support a more inclusive United States history curriculum. It includes documents, videos, and websites related to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-, and other sexual minorities) movement. The collection is divided into the following themes:

-People

-Pride and Diversity of Experiences (reflecting a range of LGBT identities)

-History, Challenges, and Accomplishments

-Additional Resources

This is a work-in-progress based on the digitized materials within the Smithsonian Learning Lab's collection--it is not meant to be wholly definitive or authoritative.

"Rainbow Hokusai"

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

[John Manuel Andriote at thirty-nine years old]. [Black and white photoprint]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Larry Kramer

National Portrait Gallery

Ellen DeGeneres

National Portrait Gallery

Barney Frank

National Portrait Gallery

Sean Penn, "Milk" [color postcard]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Walt Whitman

National Portrait Gallery

James Baldwin

National Portrait Gallery

Bayard Rustin

National Portrait Gallery

"Better Gay than Grumpy"

National Museum of American History

button, Daring To Be Yourself

National Museum of American History

SALGA Marches in the / NYC Pride 95 Parade]. [flier]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

BAR / Bay Area Reporter :"Gay Pride Week" issue, June 12, 1974 [newspaper]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

I Am a Man

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Patrons dancing [black and white photoprint]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Gay Liberation, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

ONE Magazine, 1956

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint. May, 1958.

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Remembering Frank Kameny, civil rights pioneer

National Museum of American History

Gay Power, Volume 1, #1", 1969 [newspaper]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

[AIDS Awareness Card, Women and AIDS]. [color].

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

AIDS Memorial Quilt Panel

National Museum of American History

Quilt Weekend [The Washington Blade newspaper insert]. [Color newspaper].

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

"To Die For : Allan R. Schindler

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Gay Marriage: You Might as Well Be Straight

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum