Regardless of what people say about Hillary Rodham Clinton, you cannot deny that the woman is savvy and smart. Women like her have inspired me to not cease to be powerful and personal in demand of what you want. I have always seen her as a brave, intelligent, and strong woman who is not where near as idiotic as the world would like to think she is. Live on HRC!
Last Friday, June 20th, we had the honor of hosting Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton here at BookPeople to sign copies of her new book, Hard Choices. Over 1,000 people turned out to meet Secretary Clinton, who shook hands and signed books for two hours with a smile. It was one of the biggest, most successful events in BookPeople history. Thank you to everyone who joined us for an unforgettable afternoon. We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this incredible book tour.
On the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots—an event that transformed a minuscule pre-Stonewall gay rights movement into a mass movement—LGBT history is still being left out of the public school curriculum. California is the sole exception to this rule, having passed the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act in 2011. It mandated the inclusion of the political, economic and social contributions of LGBT persons in textbooks and the social studies curricula in California public schools. While the control of curriculum and the choice of textbooks rests with local school boards, it’s time for state legislatures to take up the issue so that such curricula are adopted nationwide.
The 1960s homophile movement, which preceded the gay and LGBT rights movements, determined that the oppression of homosexuals rested on three things: that psychiatry declared gay men and lesbians to be mentally ill, that the law criminalized homosexual sex acts and…
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