Smithsonian expands LGBT+ history

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The Smithsonian National Museum of American History announced on Tuesday the 19th of August that it would be expanding its collection of artefacts highlighting LGBT+ groups in America. The collection includes photographs by Patsy Lynch and Silvia Ros documenting gay rights activism. The expanded collection which was unveiled also includes props from Will and Grace, which featured one of the first openly gay characters on prime time television. A racquet of former transgender tennis player Renee Richards who fought for transgender rights within the sport. And even the passports of Ambassador David Heubner and his husband Duane McWaineIn a statement the Museum was quoted as saying, ‘The LGBT narrative is an important part of that American story, and the Smithsonian has been documenting and collecting related objects for many years.’

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