Lessons from a Witch Hunt of the 1920’s

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The following is adapted from a speech delivered by the author in acceptance of the annual leadership award given for outstanding service to the GLBT community by the Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus, an organization of alumni/æ, faculty, and staff of Harvard University. The author is the founder and executive director of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, a national education organization devoted to making schools places where young people learn to value and respect everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. As part of his speech, Mr. Jennings announced that he and his partner Jeffrey Davis were funding the creation of the Eugene Cummings Prize, to be given for the best paper on LGBT issues at Harvard College each year.

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