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Meet LGBT History Month icon Sylvester

Before he became “Sylvester” and before he was crowned the “Queen of Disco,” Sylvester James Jr. was a member of a group of transvestites known as the Disquotays. While many Disquotays explored their identities as trans women in a cross-dressing party circuit, Sylvester identified as male.

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Meet LGBT History Month icon Lou Sullivan

Standing at the threshold of an uncertain new world, Lou Sullivan took the first step by adopting the identity of a female transvestite.

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Meet LGBT History Month icon Megan Rapinoe

In 2012 professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe came out publicly two weeks before she was to play for the women’s soccer team in the London Olympics.

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UCSD LGBT Center begins 15th anniversary with transgender symposium

CeCe McDonald will be among the panelists at the symposium titled “We Cannot Live Without Our Lives: A conversation on Anti-blackness, Trans Resistance and Prison Abolition."

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Meet LGBT History Month icon Frank Ocean

In 2012 critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Frank Ocean changed the face of hip-hop when he came out two days prior to the release of his second album, “Channel Orange.” The album shot to number two on the Billboard charts.

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  • SATURDAY: The Center to host benefits workshop for veterans

    Participants will learn more about the many services, benefits, and programs available to them through the County and other veterans organizations including REBOOT, American Military Partners Association, The Gay, Lesbian and Supporting Sailors (GLASS), and the Military Freedom Coalition.

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  • Profiles in Advocacy: Sabbaticals, shadow cities and San Diego

    I want to use my efforts to keep San Diego non-profit money in San Diego. We are our own city, with unique challenges and demographics to serve. I want to see our city come out of the shadows and claim it’s rightful place in the non-profit sector.

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  • Teen says he was beat up for being gay

    "His face was swelled, his nose was broken, he bit through his tongue, his bottom teeth were chipped, his knees were scabbed everywhere." said Jennifer Beard, the victim's mother.

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