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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.
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TT Staff
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History
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The Silencing of Mary Dyer

In this chapter, Carnes details oppression experienced by the early New England colonists. In particular, he chronicles Mary Dyer’s path from a once uncomfortably conforming Puritan to an outspoken Quaker unshaken by threats, banishment and even death.
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Jim Carnes
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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
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One School Girl’s Protest of Seventeen Magazine—Now 75,000 Strong

Teenager Julia Bluhm was aware of the kinds of pressures put on adolescent girls to look a certain way. So Julia decided to do something about it by starting an online petition asking Seventeen to include unretouched photos in their magazine.
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Julia Bluhm
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Civics
Social Justice Domain