LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DISPLAYS HISTORIC LGBT DOCUMENTS

13 06 2011

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This is definitely a first, as far as we know. And it gives you yet another reason to visit DC, in the era of a pro-LGBT oriented president.

Two original documents of major historical significance to the movement for lesbian and gay civil equality in the United States are now on public display in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Gay civil rights pioneer Frank Kameny’s Petition to the U.S. Supreme Court (1961), and a letter to The Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C. (1966) from U.S. Civil Service Chairman John W. Macy, Jr., have been added to the Library’s popular exhibition on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, “Creating the United States.” “Creating the United States” has been seen by more than 1.5 million people since it was first opened in 2008, and according to the Library, the exhibition “demonstrates that the Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are living instruments that are central to the evolution of the United States.”  The exhibit will be there through October 2011.For more information, visit: the website of the Kameny Papers.Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com.

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