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To Serve With Honor

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.
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TT Staff
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History
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Kumu Hina's Transition

Kumu Hina, a teacher at Hālau Lōkahi (a public charter school in Hawaii), speaks about her transition to the “place in the middle” and her mission to preserve the true meaning of aloha.
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Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
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Hawaiians Live in Aloha

Screenshot of "A Place in the Middle: The True Meaning of Aloha" intro sequence.
This animation sequence explains traditional Hawaiian gender roles and their conception of māhū, or the middle. Kumu Hina, a teacher at Hālau Lōkahi— a public charter school in Hawaii—also discusses the history of colonization and its impact on Hawaiian culture.
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Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
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History
Geography
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Meet Hoʻonani Kamai

Hoʻonani Kamai, a student at Hālau Lōkahi—a public charter school in Hawaii—introduces herself to us and expresses self-pride and knowledge of her cultural roots.
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Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
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History
Geography
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“We Lived in a Bubble”

Elizabeth MacQueen is the sculptor of Four Spirits, a monument built to memorialize the four girls killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. In her memoir, she discusses how the project revealed to her how sheltered she had been as a child growing up in Birmingham.
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Elizabeth MacQueen