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7 Times Resistance Changed American History

7 Times Resistance Changed American History

Happy Pride Month! 50 years ago, LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and Queer) communities could not live as openly as they do today without fear of harassment. Back then, members of these communities had a few places such as bars where they could socialize and feel safe. However, these establishments were subjected to frequent harassment by police. But thanks to the fearless bravery of Black (and white), trans and bisexual womxn, many more LGBTQ+ community members can now show the world that they’re proud to be who they are!

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Online Groups for the Deaf LGBTQIA Community

Online Groups for the Deaf LGBTQIA Community

Happy Pride Month! 50 years ago, LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and Queer) communities could not live as openly as they do today without fear of harassment. Back then, members of these communities had a few places such as bars where they could socialize and feel safe. However, these establishments were subjected to frequent harassment by police. But thanks to the fearless bravery of Black (and white), trans and bisexual womxn, many more LGBTQ+ community members can now show the world that they’re proud to be who they are!

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Fathers Day Activities

Fathers Day Activities

The time has come to celebrate the father figures in our lives. While Father’s Day this year may look a bit different, you can still have an epic celebration even at a social distance. Our recommendation: ditch the power tool giftset and DIY it!

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Juneteenth: An Overview, Celebrations, and Resources

Juneteenth: An Overview, Celebrations, and Resources

Juneteenth marks the day that slaves in Galveston, Texas learned that they were free – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation ending the practice of slavery was signed by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. The proclamation made clear “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states fighting in the civil war “are, and henceforward shall be free.”

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CaringWorks: Supporting the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Homeless Community

CaringWorks: Supporting the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Homeless Community

Over half of a million people in America are homeless. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, more individuals are at risk of homelessness than ever before. Single individuals, males, and unsheltered persons are among the most impacted by this crisis. Adults with disabilities are four times more likely to be homeless in shelters than adults without disabilities. Although there are thousands of community housing and homeless shelters across America, yet only three specialize in serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. CaringWorks, Inc., a health and human agency based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of them. 

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3 Non-Intuitive Marketing Strategies with Rosa Lee Timm

3 Non-Intuitive Marketing Strategies with Rosa Lee Timm

Born deaf in a small country town in California, Rosa Lee Timm grew up in a very close-knit, religious, bi-racial, a deaf family whose first language was American Sign Language (ASL). With the constant support of her family and the deaf community around her, her childhood was one without communication or social barriers. Currently, Rosa Lee Timm is the Chief Marketing Officer of Communication Service for the Deaf, the world’s largest deaf-led social impact organization. She also is a performance artist and widely known for her YouTube ASL music videos as a solo performer of The Rosa Lee Show and as a lead actress in ASL Films’ feature film Versa Effect.For those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, the problem is made worse by a lack of resources at every level of government, as well as within the healthcare system, according to Chris Soukup, CEO of Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD).
To this day, he said, there are no language interpreters at White House press briefings.
“We’ve seen a lot of mayors, a lot of governors that have included that practice momentarily and have been very responsive,” Soukup told Cheddar. “We’ve had some challenges in creating that same awareness in the White House.”

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