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 Salazar to Speak at Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture
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DENVER, Colo. – Following the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will headline the Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture on Thursday, February 14.
At the forum, Secretary Salazar is expected to discuss President Obama's vision for how investments in energy and infrastructure can help grow our economy and strengthen the middle class. The forum is a daylong conference focusing on the critical role of innovation to the future of U.S. agriculture.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m. MDT
Renaissance Denver Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207
Credentialed media are invited to cover the remarks. Secretary Salazar will be available for questions immediately following the event.