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).
Secretary Jewell, Mayor Garcetti to Announce Partnership to Connect Los Angeles Urban Youth to Outdoors
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LOS ANGELES, CA – On Monday, March 10, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to announce a partnership that will help connect urban youth in the Los Angeles area to the outdoors.
Prior to the announcement, students from Franklin High School will lead Secretary Jewell and Mayor Garcetti on a hike through Los Angeles State Historic Park.
Secretary Jewell has launched an ambitious youth initiative to inspire millions of young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors. President Obama earlier this week unveiled the fiscal year 2015 budget request, which supports Secretary Jewell's vision through increased investments in the Department's youth programs, including through the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Students from Franklin High School
Press Conference to Announce Partnership with City of Los Angeles
Monday, March 10, 2014
1:45 p.m. PDT – Media Check-In
2:00 p.m. PDT – Walking Tour of LA State Historic Park with Students (B-Roll Opportunity)
2:30 p.m. PDT – Press Conference with Secretary Jewell and Mayor Garcetti
WHERE: Walking Tour Starting Point:
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument
132 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA
Credentialed members of the media who wish to attend this event are encouraged to RSVP here no later than 10:00 a.m. PST on Monday, March 10, 2014. Additional logistical information will be provided to confirmed reporters.