I'm quite exhilarated over CA asking students to know their LGBTQ history. Quite frankly, to use the famous quote by Edmund Burke, "those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it."
There are many LGBTQ and straight people who simply don't know the history, the story, the narrative of being LGBTQ in this society, let alone world history. It is very relevant discussion in light of the attacks that go on daily upon LGBTQ people. For example, when, who and why "Stonewall"? When did the term "homosexual" come about? First gay elected official in the States? Highest elected out LGBTQ person in office?
History lessons matter.
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