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First Gay Rights Legislation Enacted

On March 7, 1972, the East Lansing, Michigan, city council approved by a vote of 4–to-1 an act declaring the city must seek to “employ the best applicant for each vacancy on the basis of his qualifications for the job and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex or homosexuality.”  It was the … Continue reading

From a Summer of Love to a Winter of Discontent

The summer of love in America was long over.  It was a time of waning optimism.   A time of national doubt.  About the power of M1s and napalm to stop encroaching communism in Southeast Asia.  About the power of communal living to either change or block out the world’s ills.  A time of burning draft … Continue reading