Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
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Part 1: Senator Ron Wyden; Representative Collin Peterson; Representative Mike Conaway; Representative Chris Murphy; Senator Jeff Bingaman; Representative Tim Bishop; Senator Diane Feinstein; Representative Donna Christensen; Representative Sandy Levin; Representative Barbara Lee; Senator Jon Tester; Representative Candice Miller.
Part 3: Representative Shelly Moore Capito; Senator Mitch McConnell
Part 4: All congressional correspondence regarding Donald Trump and related businesses; Representative Ruben Gallego, Representative Tony Cardenas, and Senator Paul Strauss
Part 5: Correspondence related to application submitted by the Coquille Indian Tribe to place land into a trust in Medford, Oregon; Suzanne Bonamici, Representative Earl Blumenauer, Representative Kurt Schrader, Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Jeffrey Merkley, Representative Peter DeFazio