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 to Join Senator Reid, MGM Resorts International for Clean Energy Announcement
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LAS VEGAS, NV - On the heels of President Obama's comprehensive climate action plan to reduce carbon pollution and move our economy toward American-made clean energy sources, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and MGM Resorts International on Tuesday, July 2 for a clean energy announcement.
The press conference will also serve as a preview to the upcoming National Clean Energy Summit, where Sec. Jewell will serve as a keynote speaker. The sixth-annual summit takes place on August 13, 2013 and attracts clean energy leaders, public officials, business executives, energy policy experts, entrepreneurs, investors, citizens and students to discuss how to empower the public with the tools to promote clean energy, increase energy independence and create jobs.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Chuck Bowling, President & COO, Mandalay Bay Resort