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Hirriyya Night: An LGBTQ+ Arab Community and Allies Gathering

American Repertory Theater, Middlesex Community College, and History UnErased welcome the LGBT+ Arab community and their allies to Hurriyya Night: An LGBT+ Arab Community and Allies Gathering. An evening of storytelling, dialogue, and community, this event is inspired by A.R.T.’s upcoming production, We Live in Cairo. This new musical tells the story of the young Egyptian revolutionaries who took to the streets in 2011 to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak.
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Dr. King's Connection of Peace with Justice

“My husband, Martin Luther King Jr., once said, ‘We are all tied together in a single garment of destiny...an inescapable network of mutuality. ... I can never be what I ought to be until you are allowed to be what you ought to be.’ Therefore, I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream to make room at the table of brotherhood and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people.”
Fighting Fear

Why Are We Still Afraid of LGBT+ History?

The proverbial elephant in the room is a result of our collective consciousness yielding to a homophobic anticipation that presumes the inclusion of LGBT+ content is about sexual behavior. It is not. The social construction of LGBT+ individuals has been overly sexualized, and does not consider this identity as something outside the realm of sexual behavior.
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Salute to Perry Watkins

Perry Watkins never thought he would be drafted into the military in 1968. Why? Because being homosexual would have disqualified him from military service. But Perry Watkins was drafted anyway, and 16 years later became an incidental civil rights champion.
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Scotland UnErased!

"I am delighted to announce we will be the first country in the world to have LGBTI-inclusive education embedded within the curriculum", said John Swinney, Deputy First Minister of Scotland. Which country is next?
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Boy Erased

One person's story can wield tremendous power. The film adaptation of Garrard Conley's memoir Boy Erased by Focus Features Films has hit the big screen and emboldened conversion therapy survivors to come forward and unerase their own story.