This panel from the AIDS Memorial Quilt honors activist Roger Lyon, who died of AIDS in 1984.
Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Duration: 5 minutes
Date Posted: 8/30/2013
In this post, readers are asked to consider the question “when is a neck-tie more than just a neck-tie?” This piece spotlights the objects in the NMAH collection which recount the story of the landmark Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court case, decided in 2003, which ultimately insured the LGBT community, and all Americans, the right to make their own decisions in the privacy of their homes without government intrusion. Written by Curator Katherine Ott, this post is published on the Museum's "O Say Can You See?" blog.