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).
White House and Interior, Education Officials to Preview President's Proposed FY2016 Budget Initiatives for Native Youth, Indian Education
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – TODAY, Thursday, January 29, 2015, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Interior Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn will join Jodi Gillette, President Obama's Special Assistant for Native American Affairs, in a 3:30 p.m. EST teleconference to preview the Administration's proposed fiscal year 2016 budget initiatives for Native Youth and Indian Education.
Today's preview discussion will focus on the Departments of the Interior and Education fiscal year 2016 budget portions of an integrative, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate approach across the federal government to help improve lives and opportunities for Native American youth.
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education Jodi Gillette, Special Assistant to the President for Native American Affairs Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs
News media teleconference on President's FY 2016 Budget for Native Youth
Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:30 p.m. EST
All credentialed news organizations are invited to participate in the news media teleconference by dialing 1-888-790-3248 and providing the access code INTERIOR. News media will have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.