Tag Archives: LGBTQ+

IPR is featuring some of the many LGBTQ+ pioneers and modern-day heroes to celebrate Pride month. Harvey Milk was a visionary civil and human rights leader. Milk became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. He … Continue reading Pioneer Harvey Milk (1930-1978)

IPR is featuring some of the many LGBTQ+ pioneers and modern-day heroes to celebrate Pride month. Bayard Rustin was a prominent civil rights activist. He is best known for organizing the “March on Washington” for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, where more than 200,000 people gathered and where Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. gave his … Continue reading Pioneer Bayard Rustin (1912–1987)

IPR is featuring some of the many LGBTQ+ pioneers and modern-day heroes to celebrate Pride month. Franklin (Frank) E. Kameny was an American LGBTQ+ activist who is credited with transforming the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Kameny served in the U.S. Army during World War II and then earned a Master’s degree and a doctorate from Harvard … Continue reading Pioneer Frank Kameny (1925-2011)

IPR is featuring some of the many LGBTQ+ pioneers and modern-day heroes to celebrate Pride month. Audre Lorde was a Black, lesbian poet and activist whose work advocated for the liberation of oppressed groups. Lorde published her first poem in Seventeen magazine as a high school student. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree … Continue reading Pioneer Audre Lorde (1934–1992)