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Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 8:00 PM The Commonwealth Club: LGBT Journeys

Ambassador James Hormel: From LGBT Ignorance to Acceptance -- James Hormel realized that he was gay at a time when homosexuality was not discussed or accepted. He joins the show to discuss U.S. social history since 1945 to see how LGBTQ Americans have progressed from exclusion to inclusion. Looking toward the future, he'll discuss the key to the advancement of equality. Seldom does social change happen so quickly. From the Mattachine Society to Harvey Milk to federal marriage equality and beyond, the LGBT journey has built upon the lesson of previous civil rights efforts, moving with particular speed in the past couple years. But the journey isn't quite over. James C. Hormel is a former U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg and an author, philanthropist and political activist.



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