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We celebrated the historic achievements of girls and women in LGBTQ sports in March

Krystal Quiles, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History Girlhood (it’s complicated) commemorates the anniversary of woman suffrage by exploring the concept of girlhood in the United States, but also how girls changed history in politics, education, work, health, sport and fashion. March was Women’s History Month, and on every day of the month, Outsports celebrated the vital role of women in LGBTQ sports by highlighting the individual and team achievements of women and girls.

Our definition includes every aspect of female identification and sexual orientation: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, pansexual, polysexual, asexual and more. There is no one way to be a woman, and all women are worthy of celebration.

Nationwide, this observation of Women’s History Month got underway at the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, each commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of women in American history.

One example of that is the art work by Krystal Quiles, “Girlhood (It’s complicated).” one of more than 200 objects in a Smithsonian exhibition spanning a timeframe of more than 200 years, examining the ways American […]

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