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Harvey Milk,the first openly gay elected official in California, in Castro Camera, the shop that served as his political headquarters.A child’s drawing of him and his two gay dads.Events from LGBTQ history, such as this early demonstration on July 4, 1965, at Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will now be added to the public school curricula in California and Illinois.Don Romesburg, chairman of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Sonoma State University, advocates before the California State board of Education for inclusion of LGBTQ milestones in school history books.“The Whip,” a novel inspired by the true story of Chalie Parkhurst. Parkhurst was a stagecoach driver during the California gold rush. Although he lived publically as a man, was discovered to be born a woman upon his death.

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