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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill shortly before midnight on Friday June 24th, 2011, almost 42 years to the day that the modern-day gay rights movement was born amid violent encounters between police and gay activist at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village area of  New York City that took place on June 28, 1969.   

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The Stonewall riots sparked the equal rights movement for homosexuals in the United States and has served as an inspiration all around the world.  Gay Pride is being celebrated with parades and marches all around the world during the month of June.  

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Gay activists are hoping this historic vote in New York will help regain momentum in other U.S. states and abroad.

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The Obama administration launched a national initiative, "Joining Forces", to help service members and their families.  First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Biden, developed the initiative and will tour military bases and communities across the US and abroad. "These Americans in uniform have never served alone," President Obama said at a kickoff of the effort. With the country at war for nearly a decade, the president and first lady unveiled a new campaign called "Joining Forces," to enlist all segments of society in helping service members and their families.

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A Billion Acts of Green

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