MSNBC Gives Sneak Peek at Smithsonian's LGBT Collection

  • metta

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    Sep 11, 2014 6:52 PM GMT
    MSNBC Gives Sneak Peek at Smithsonian's LGBT Collection

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    http://www.bilerico.com/2014/09/msnbc_smithsonian_lgbt_video.php
  • metta

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    Sep 11, 2014 6:54 PM GMT
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    Sep 11, 2014 8:21 PM GMT
    Nice vid. That's wonderful work they do. I love them. Two of my favorite American institutions: Library of Congress and the Smithsonian, which is huge. I've a cousin curator there, so I get great personal tours. But I haven't been to Washington for a few years now.

    I've wondered if we might ever get our own museum on the mall one day. If so, probably long after we're all dead.

    So apparently this collection went to the National Museum of American History. Does anyone know is there a permanent gay gallery there? Are we gay people exhibitionists, um, I mean, are we on exhibition? I don't recall ever seeing it.

    Here's their web page http://americanhistory.si.edu/
  • Apparition

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    Sep 12, 2014 4:38 AM GMT
    Arent all museums and galleries pretty much gay spaces.
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    Sep 12, 2014 4:01 PM GMT
    theantijock said... I've wondered if we might ever get our own museum on the mall one day. If so, probably long after we're all dead. ...


    Here's a thought: If we do, how about our financing and building it ourselves, instead of asking the government - read, fellow taxpayers - to do it for us? There still is something called private initiative, you know.
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    Sep 12, 2014 4:14 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    theantijock said... I've wondered if we might ever get our own museum on the mall one day. If so, probably long after we're all dead. ...


    Here's a thought: If we do, how about our financing and building it ourselves, instead of asking the government - read, fellow taxpayers - to do it for us? There still is something called private initiative, you know.



    I doubt that we'd ever support the same candidate...but I completely agree with you.

    This sounds like a private effort that our community(including our many allies who don't identify as LGBT) can support without government funding.

    We can then save our money for roads, bridges---and the occasional boondoggle of WAR.
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    Sep 12, 2014 11:21 PM GMT
    So, then, not only will admission be free, but also there will be no cost of admission?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_among_LGBT_youth
    ...More than 34,000 people die by suicide each year," making it "the third leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year olds with lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth attempting suicide up to four times more than their heterosexual peers...

    ...approximately 25 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual students and university employees have been harassed due to their sexual orientation, as well as a third of those who identify as transgender...

    ...According to a study in Taiwan, 1 in 5 or 20% of Taiwanese gay people have attempted suicide...

    ...Institutionalized and internalized homophobia may also lead LGBT youth to not accept themselves and have deep internal conflicts about their sexual orientation.[33] Parents may force children out of home after the child's coming out...
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    Sep 12, 2014 11:24 PM GMT
    The intro was TL;DR