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To Serve With Honor

Leonard Matlovich, a U.S. Air Force sergeant, was awarded the Purple Heart for service in Vietnam, but discharged soon after telling his captain he was gay and appearing in uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the words, "I Am a Homosexual" emblazoned next to him. While he may have "settled" in his fight against the Air Force, he was a pioneer in the fight for gay and lesbian rights in the military.
Grade Level
TT Staff
Subject
History
Social Justice Domain
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Mary Robinson

“Mary Robinson, lawyer, human rights activist and feminist, redefined the scope of two important positions. Robinson was elected the first woman president of Ireland in 1990, serving until 1997. She took up the post of United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights from 1997 to 2002.”
Grade Level
Teaching Tolerance Staff
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Aung San Suu Kyi

After her father’s assassination and while nursing her dying mother, Aung San Suu Kyi dedicated her life to bringing democracy and a better life to the people of Burma, now Myanmar.
Grade Level
Teaching Tolerance Staff
Subject
Civics
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain