Danica Roem of Manassas, Virginia is the first transgender person in the United States to be elected to a state legislature and to assume her office. She currently serves as the Virginia Delegate representing the 13th District.Read More
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While surprisingly little has been written about his life, through the 1970s and 80s, Dr. Alan Rockway was at the forefront of the fight for LBGT+ equality. Dr. Rockway was an openly bisexual clinical psychologist who utilized his training and expertise for advocacy. Dr. Rockway was a cofounder of BiPOL – the first bisexual political organization which advocated for LGBT+ rights on a national and international scale.Read More
Barbara Gittings was a prominent early activist for LGBT equality in the U.S. Born in 1932, she lived an authentic life and used her voice to speak out when few were doing so. As she put it, her mission was to tear away the "shroud of invisibility" related to homosexuality, which had been associated with crime and mental illness.Read More
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth: Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, and an Asian American Woman of Many Firsts
Ladda Tammy Duckworth was born in Bangkok, Thailand. Her mother was from the Chiang Mai Province in Northern Thailand, and her father was an American U.S. Army and Marine Corps veteran (making Duckworth a natural-born U.S. citizen).Read More
Continuing our celebration of inspiring Asian American figures for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we bring you the story Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind.Read More