Bayard Rustin to be Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

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President Barack Obama has posthumously named Bayard Rustin as one of sixteen recipients (along with Oprah, Sally Ride, and others) of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, “the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States.”

For those who don’t know Bayard Rustin, he is probably THE person who organized the historic March on Washington back in 1963. He was the right hand man of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the civil rights movement. And as the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of this great event, it’s great to see President Obama acknowledge this man efforts!

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You can read more about Bayard and get the acclaimed documentary on his life on this website – http://rustin.org/

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LGBT History

The 2012 elections proved to be historic on many levels today especially within the LGBT community.

3 states – Maine, Maryland and Washington have approved same-sex marriage. Minnesota residents blocked a constitutional amendment that would have blocked any passage of same sex marriage.
And in Wisconsin, residents not only voted for their first woman to represent their state but also an openly gay woman in Tammy Baldwin.