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The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline

This timeline provides information about the gay rights movement in the United States from 1924 to the present: including the Stonewall riots; the contributions of Harvey Milk; the "Don't Ask, Don't…

Marvin Gaye

Name at birth: Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.Marvin Gaye was an African-American soul singer whose hits included "How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You," "Mercy Mercy Me (the Ecology)" and "Sexual Healing." Gaye…

Milestones in the Gay Rights Movement

Source: Excerpted from The Reader's Companion to American History. Copyright © 1991 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Late in the [19th] century, as large cities allowed for greater anonymity,…

Brewer's: Gay Deceiver

(A). A Lothario (q.v.); a libertine. “I immediately quitted the precincts of the castle, and posted myself on the high road, where the gay deceiver was sure to be intercepted on his r…

Edward James GAY

GAY, Edward James, (grandfather of Edward James Gay [1878-1952]), a Representative from Louisiana; born in Liberty, Bedford County, Va., February 3, 1816; moved with his parents to Illinois in …

GAY, Edward James

Senate Years of Service: 1918-1921 Party: Democrat GAY, Edward James, (grandson of Edward James Gay [1816-1889]), a Senator from Louisiana; born on Union Plantation, Iberville Parish, La., M…

GAY, Edward James

GAY, Edward James, (grandfather of Edward James Gay [1878-1952]), a Representative from Louisiana; born in Liberty, Bedford County, Va., February 3, 1816; moved with his parents to Illinois in 1…

Brewer's: Gay

(g hard). Gay as the king's candle. A French phrase, alluding to an ancient custom observed on the 6th of January, called the “Eve or Vigil of the Kings,” when a candle of diver…