Gay & Lesbian History for Kids: The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

Gay & Lesbian History for Kids: The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) Author Jerome Pohlen
ISBN-10 1613730829
ISBN-13 9781613730829
Year 2015-10-01
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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Who transformed George Washingtons demoralized troops at Valley Forge into a fighting force that defeated an empire Who cracked Germanys Enigma code and shortened World War II Who successfully lobbied the US Congress to outlaw child labor And who organized the 1963 March on Washington Ls Gs Bs and Ts thats who Given todays news it would be easy to get the impression that the campaign for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender LGBT equality is a recent development but it is only the final act in a struggle that started more than a century ago The history is told through personal stories and firsthand accounts of the movements key events like the 1950s Lavender Scare the Stonewall Inn uprising and the AIDS crisis Kids will learn about civil rights mavericks like Dr Magnus Hirschfeld founder of the first gay rights organization Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin who turned the Daughters of Bilitis from a lesbian social club into a powerhouse for LGBT freedom Christine Jorgensen the nations first famous transgender and Harvey Milk the first out candidate to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Also chronicled are the historic contributions of famous LGBT individuals from General von Steuben and Alan Turing to Jane Addams and Bayard Rustin among others This up to date history includes the landmark Supreme Court decision making marriage equality the law of the land Twenty one activities enliven the history and demonstrate the spirited ways the LGBT community has pushed for positive social change Kids can write a free verse poem like Walt Whitman learn The Madison line dance remember a loved one with a quilt panel perform a monologue from The Laramie Project make up a song parody and much more

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