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South Dakota gay man executed despite evidence jury was tainted with antigay bias

Charles Rhines was on death row in South Dakota for stabbing a 22-year-old man back in 1992. He was executed yesterday despite evidence presented to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) that some on the jury were biased against gays. SCOTUS rejected that motion. 

Meet LGBT History Month icon Arthur Mitchell

After achieving international stardom, Mitchell founded the Dance Theater of Harlem, the first black classical ballet company in the United States.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Anne Lister

Lister kept extensive diaries—23 volumes over 34 years—documenting her life and same-sex relationships.

Lister was born into an aristocratic English family. She received formal schooling, a rarity for a girl of that era.

Meet LGBT History Month icon James Ivory

 Ivory won the Academy Award for “Call Me by Your Name” (2017), a gay coming-of-age romantic drama set in 1980s Italy.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Robert Indiana

Indiana is best known for his ubiquitous 1965 work “LOVE,” which features the word rendered in colorful stacked letters with the “O” tilted.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Emma González

As a leader of the #NeverAgain Movement, González' activism gave rise to nationwide demonstrations and helped trigger a monumental shift in U.S. anti-gun initiatives.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Jewelle Gomez

(Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month, celebrated annually to recognize the notable achievements of LGBT people throughout time.